A $9-million streetscape project will start in Essex along Talbot Street and Victoria Avenue next week.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the official start of this significant project,” said Sherry Bondy, Mayor. “This project represents a substantial investment in our community. From the onset, Essex residents and small business owners have been at the heart of the project. We appreciate their feedback, and we are excited to see the concept become a reality.”
The work along Talbot Street between Arthur Avenue to Cameron Avenue will include new sidewalks, crosswalks, curbing, bike racks, landscape treatments and streetlight enhancements. In addition to the streets, there will be urban design improvements in special areas, like significant intersections and gateway entrances.
“In addition to the streetscape redesign, the project also includes significant renewal of storm sewer and watermain infrastructure in the core of Essex,” said Kevin Girard, director of infrastructure services. “By completing the watermain improvements alongside the streetscaping, we are able to save money and ensure the long-term sustainability of this area’s infrastructure.”
The town received grants from both the provincial and federal governments to help with the project.
Construction is expected to wrap up around December.