Princess Street construction behind


The reconstruction of Princess Street will take longer than planned.

Joe Adams, director of operations from the Town of Petrolia, says construction workers rebuilding the street from Nelson to Petrolia Line were doing well until the wet weather rolled in during November.

Tuesday’s snow also didn’t help.

“It slow going,” says Adams of working through the snow “but they decided they’d stick with it…they’re probably going to get a whole day in.”

Work on the $1.3 million project is about a week behind. “Things are slow but that was anticipated because the storm sewers is down deep and there are a lot of utilities in the road,” says Adams. “Between the weather and everything else, we’ve probably lost a week.

“Completion date by the 29th, I don’t think that’s feasible.”

Adams says the boulevard and sidewalk are already down between Nelson and Dufferin and he’s hoping a base coat of asphalt can be laid this week. And he’s hoping the street between Dufferin and Petrolia Line will also get a layer of pavement before winter sets in.