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Lanark County Media Release - November 9, 2022
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2022 09:54 AM
For immediate release Nov. 9, 2022
Here are the highlights from the Lanark County Council meeting held Nov. 9, 2022.
Blakeney Bridge Remedial Work To Begin: Council passed a motion approving an expenditure of about $41,000 for repairs to the Blakeney Bridge in Mississippi Mills in an effort to prevent a load restriction. The remedial work is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 14, and the bridge will be closed for two weeks to accommodate the repairs.
As a precaution, council also authorized...
Lanark County Media Release - Innovative Stewardship Program: November 8, 2022
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 03:56 PM
For immediate release Nov. 8, 2022Innovative stewardship program comes to Lanark County
A new and innovative community-developed and farmer-delivered program has formed in Lanark County and plans to share the results of its current agriculture stewardship projects in an official launch next year.
The Lanark chapter of ALUS — originally an acronym for Alternative Land Use Services — formed in January 2022. ALUS is a charitable organization with a program that produces, enhances and maintains...
Lanark County Media Release - Info Session for Blakeney Bridge planned for Dec 1: November 10, 2022
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 03:40 PM
For immediate release Nov. 10, 2022Information session for Blakeney Bridge planned for Dec. 1
Lanark County is planning to replace the Blakeney Bridge and wants to hear from you!
The bridge crosses the Mississippi River between Almonte and Pakenham and is located on Blakeney Road just west of Blakeney. It consists of three structures and was built in 1915, currently serving an average of 400 cars per day. Recent inspections have prompted a load limit of 5 tonnes, which is now in effect, and...
Lanark County Media Release - Blakeney Bridge repairs slated for November 14th: November 10th, 2022
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 03:32 PM
For immediate release Nov. 10, 2022Blakeney Bridge to be closed for repairs starting Nov. 14
Blakeney Bridge in Mississippi Mills will be closed for a two-week period starting Monday, Nov. 14 in order to complete repairs required to restore the structure’s load capacity.
Recent inspections identified that the current 12-tonne load limit on the single-lane bridge should be further reduced to 5 tonnes unless remedial work is undertaken. The new load limit is now in effect.
“The work will consist...
Lanark County Media Release - Rideau Ferry Bridge Closure slated for November 15th: November 8, 2022
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 03:08 PM
Rideau Ferry Bridge closure slated for Nov. 15
Rideau Ferry Bridge will be closed to traffic on two occasions this month in order to complete work required before the construction site shuts down for the winter and the north lane reopens.
Dalcon Constructors Limited have been contracted by Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville to rehabilitate the jointly owned bridge. Construction work has been underway since April, with Dalcon currently finishing up the east side of the...