Tillsonburg’s Oxford/Simcoe Street Connecting Links road and bridge rehabilitation project is nearing completion – and it will be finished earlier than originally planned.
The Town of Tillsonburg has announced nightly road closures for Oxford/Simcoe Street starting Sunday, July 19 to Tuesday, July 21 from Broadway to Vienna Road, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night, to allow for the final stage of the project – surface asphalt and road painting.
During the night-time closures the road will only be accessible to emergency vehicles.
“They are doing the (surface) asphalt,” said Dan Locke, Interim Director of Operations. “I think they’ve already done the base, so it’d be the final lifts and the road painting.”
The entire project, including minor bridge rehabilitation which started in early May, was originally scheduled to be finished by the end of August. The completion date is now expected to be the end of July – one month early. The final week, after the nightly road closures, will allow time for inspections and the paint to set.