Old post office gets new roof


Five years after completing a major renovation at the Lambton County Developmental Services’ Old Post Office,  the scaffolding is up again.

Nic Salaris, the manager of infrastructure for LCDS, says the metal roof and downspouts will be replaced.

The roof was scheduled for replacement during the $2.2 million restoration of the building and construction of six-subsidized apartments in 2009 but Salaris says LCDS “didn’t have the funds to do it with the original project.

The roof and downspout replacement will cost $170,000, he says. The Ministry of Community and Social Services provided a one-time infrastructure grant to complete the work.

The scaffolding will surround the building during the work. Salaris expects that will take about one month.

Customers will be able to get into the building even during the construction.