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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Mewburn Road repairs will take another two months, town says
The $1.6-million construction project on Mewburn Road has resumed after an August snag stalled work. EVAN LOREE

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is continuing major repairs to a road leading to Niagara Falls after hitting a snag with construction in late August. 

Walker Construction, the contractor on the Concession 6-Mewburn Road project, resumed work Oct. 23.

Town spokesperson Marah Minor said the road should be ready for drivers in about eight weeks, depending on the weather.

Landscaping and final surfacing will not be done until the spring, though, she added.

Walker Construction was forced to redesign one of the road’s supporting walls after it found the terrain was less stable than it had originally foreseen.

Minor said the new design will “meet the necessary safety and engineering design standards” and help to “enhance the overall quality of the road.”

Minor said the cost of the project should not exceed the $1.6 million the town budgeted for it.

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