Potters Road reopens

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Potters Road, also known as Oxford County Road 37, from Westtown Line to Oxford Road 13 in the Township of Norwich, reopened to all traffic on Tuesday, September 30.

The road was closed to all traffic on July 17 when a section of the embankment adjacent to the shoulder of the road collapsed. It remained closed during the investigation of the cause of the collapse, as well as during the slope reconstruction.

“We appreciate the cooperation of the community while we worked through this restoration with the expertise and support of a qualified geotechnical consultant," said Frank Gross, Supervisor of Engineering Services, Oxford County Public Works, in a media release.

"We are reopening the road with confidence that this is a safe route for travelers.”

Restoration Details

· The slope was reconstructed using granular material (gravel) and geogrid, a geosynthetic material used to stabilize/reinforce the soil.

· The work was completed by a contractor from Norfolk County.

· Local utilities and the Long Point Region Conservation Authority worked with County staff to complete the work.

· The costs for the investigation, slope reconstruction and repaving is approximately $200,000. Final costs are still to be determined.

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