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Road construction ahead of schedule

Simcoe and Rossland roadwork set to wrap up in coming weeks

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The roadwork project on Simcoe Street North south of Rossland Road will be completed ahead of schedule before the start of the school year, says project manager Greg Gummer.

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

Despite the hot and humid weather, construction workers are still hard at work completing various road projects across the city.

One of those projects – sewer work that has seen the closure of parts of Simcoe Street North at Rossland Road – is actually set to be completed ahead of schedule.

“They’ve confirmed that it’ll probably be open by the end of August. They’re a little bit ahead of schedule,” says Greg Gummer, a project manager with the region’s works department.

“They definitely want to be out of there before school starts. Unless something happens with the weather, they intend to pave next week and get the lane markings down and have it open.”

The roadwork is being done on the street directly west of Dr. S.J. Phillips Public School. Classes at the school are set to get underway on Sept. 8.

The work, which began the week of July 6, was originally scheduled to be completed by the middle of September.

Gummer says that another Simcoe Street project at the Oshawa Creek Bridge remains on schedule and should be done by the end of September.

“It’s actively going right now,” he says.

With those projects wrapping up, another roadworks project is just getting started further north on Simcoe.

“There’s the work on Simcoe and Coates, which is at the very north end (of Oshawa), and they got the barrels out,” he says. “It’s starting this week. It’s got lane restrictions and that’ll go right through until November.”