Council approved funding for upgrades to Township Road 544 from Highway 2 to Elliot Street (ProNorth Industrial Park) in 2021.
Township Road 544 will be upgraded to a finished 9 m wide paved surface for a length of 4.1 km. This is the main access to ProNorth Industrial Park. Currently, the roadway is subject to road bans, and these will no longer be required once reconstruction is complete. Approximately 1 km of Geocell technology will be utilized and monitored with the use of subgrade pressure plates adjacent to ProNorth Industrial Park. Bridge File Reconstruction and milling of existing asphalt was completed in Fall 2021 to advance reconstruction in 2022.
The project includes:
- Granular base course
- Asphalt concrete pavement
- Drainage improvements
Construction is scheduled for completion in 2022.
What to expect
- Advanced project signage
- Construction signage and notifications
- Heavy equipment and workers
- Traffic control – flaggers
November 22, 2022
This project is finished and is now in warranty.
September 27, 2022
The final lift of the asphalt is done.
September 6, 2022
The final lift of asphalt is done over the GeoCell sections. The clean up crew is finalizing fill slopes and signage installation following the initial lift.
August 22, 2022
The first lift of asphalt from Firehall Road is complete.
August 15, 2022
The first lift of paving is done with the exception of one section on Rge Rd 252 that requires repairs. Subgrade work on Twp Rd 544 / ProNorth is underway.
July 31, 2022
Paving and equipment moving to Pronorth scheduled to complete for end of July.
June 30, 2022
Finishing off south limits of firefall mid June.