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Phase 2 of Village Upgrades Project Begins on Cumberland Road

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Phase 2 of Cumberland’s Village Upgrades project is now underway. Construction has started on Cumberland Road from Union to Bevan – and on Bevan Road from Wellington to Cumberland roads – to upgrade the road, streetscape and traffic movement, and to add bike lanes on both sides of Cumberland Road. Work will continue through the summer with completion targeted for fall 2017. A short section that crosses the wetland will require additional work as well.

“We’re excited to see the second phase of the project begin,” said Mayor Leslie Baird. “The work will make the entry to the Village a more defined and welcoming zone with better options for different modes of transportation, such as bikes and pedestrians.”

Beginning Monday, April 17, the construction area will see single lane, alternating traffic. Detour routes will take effect for general traffic as of Monday, April 24 during daytime hours – although local business and residential traffic will always have access. Detours will run along Union and Royston roads. The first phase of the project was largely completed last fall and involved improving six blocks of Dunsmuir Avenue downtown by replacing aging underground services, repaving road surfaces and improving sidewalks. Final wrap-up on the Dunsmuir work, including line painting, small sections of paving and downtown tree re-planting, will occur this spring.

The Village Upgrades project is part of a long-term village commitment to improve the infrastructure of Cumberland and will provide exciting and much-needed improvements to the community. A large part of the funding has been secured from other levels of government, and other external funding sources, which means costs to the Village are reduced.

For more information on Village Upgrades follow @villageupgrades on Facebook or Twitter, or email villageupgrades@nullcumberland.ca to be added to the news bulletin email list.

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