Spring signals the start of a busy construction season for the Grey County Transportation and Public Safety Departments. This year, Grey County is investing more than $17 million into improving County roads through road construction and resurfacing, infrastructure work, bridge rehabilitation and pothole repairs.
The first major project planned for the season is the rehabilitation of Grey Roads 16, 3 and 5, beginning April 26. This project includes Grey Road 16 from Grey Road 10 (Grey Bruce Line) to just west of the Village of Keady, Grey Road 3 from just north of the Village of Keady to Grey Road 5 East, and Grey Road 5 from 720 m west of Grey Road 3 to Grey Road 3. Other significant projects this season include the rehabilitation of Grey Roads 17 in Georgian Bluffs, Grey Road 40 in the Township of Chatsworth, and the beginning of intersection upgrades at Grey Roads 19 and 21 in the Blue Mountains. Details on the County’s planned road improvement projects can be found online at www.grey.ca/roads.
Some projects will require road closures, lane closures or traffic delays. Be sure to plan your route well in advance and give yourself extra time to safely reach your destination. Always pay attention to posted signage and be extra cautious in areas of active construction when workers are present.
Grey County follows an asset management plan to help determine which road projects to invest in each year. Decisions are based on a number of factors, including condition rating and estimated lifespan. A 10-year construction and resurfacing map can be found online at www.grey.ca/roads.