Council told worst case scenario is 2024 completion of Hansen Blvd., road expected in 2023

October 6, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Sam Odrowski

Orangeville council recently received an update on the missing piece of road and bridge that will connect Hansen Blvd together.

When the road and bridge are built, the cement blockade at College Ave. will be removed.

General manager of infrastructure services, Tim Kocialek shared that construction on the bridge connecting Hansen Blvd. began in July and is anticipated for completion by the end of this year.

He added that the developer has begun the design for the connecting road and are planning to start construction in early 2023.

Coun. Todd Taylor asked what the worst-case scenario would be, as the project has been delayed before. Kocialek responded that at the latest it would be completed in summer of 2024.

This would primarily be brought about by further supply chain issues if COVID-19 creates disruptions again.

The initial design for the bridge miscalculated the length of the metal rod supports for the bridge, which could create a delay. It was originally estimated that they’d only need to be five meters deep in the ground but that has increased to roughly 10 metres, according to Kocialek.

“Even getting those materials, it takes a while to get things in,” he said.

Kocialek also noted that wet weather can create delays as the area where the bridge and road are being built holds water.

But the town is anticipating road construction to wrap up in 2023 with the finishing of landscaping and laying of sod in 2024.

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