Beckwith Street North officially re-opened to traffic

Beckwith Street Phase 2 Reconstruction commenced at the beginning of April, 2022. Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited was awarded the contract to complete the project. The project resulted in the full reconstruction of Beckwith Street North between Russell Street and Elmsley Street North with improvements including:

  • Replacement of existing underground infrastructure (water main, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, and municipal services)
  • Full depth road reconstruction including concrete curbing and concrete sidewalks with accessibility features, three vehicular travel lanes, and two parallel parking lanes
  • A newly configured cycle-track (fully separated) meeting the objectives for a complete street design
  • Beckwith Street /Elmsley Street intersection reconfiguration including traffic/pedestrian signal infrastructure replacement meeting Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards, as well as staged cycling infrastructure on Elmsley Street for future upgrades.
  • Installation of a new Pedestrian Crossover (PXO), crossing of Beckwith Street immediately south of Church Street
  • Decorative LED pedestrian and street lighting
  • Landscaping (trees, shrubs, and perennial plantings)
  • Placement of new street furniture

Following 7 months of construction, Beckwith Street reopened to traffic on Friday, October, 28, 2022. The project was made possible due to the generous support and funding from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, Ministry of Transportation (Connecting Link Fund), Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund and Canada Community-Building Fund. The total cost of this reconstruction was $5,129,000.00.

Note: The Corporation of the Town of Smiths Falls received $750,000.00 in funding from the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).  This funding, administered as part of the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, supported this project to upgrade aged linear infrastructure, install stormwater management infrastructure and provide a “Complete Streets” model throughout the downtown core for all users to enjoy. 


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Paul McMunn
Director, Public Works & Utilities
Town of Smiths Falls
Phone: 613-283-4124

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