Beckwith Street Revitalization

Phase One Completion

Phase One of the Beckwith Street Revitalization in Smiths Falls was completed in November 2020. Watch the video below as Mayor Shawn Pankow, staff, and members of the community reflect on the project and the phenomenal improvements it has brought to the downtown core. The project saw the complete redevelopment of the Beckwith Street streetscape, and introduced new accessibility features and a dedicated bike lane. Thank you to all who contributed to this project’s successful completion.

For a year-end financial update on Phase One of the Beckwith Street Revitalization that was presented to Council on Jan. 25, 2021, please click here: Beckwith Street Phase 1 Renewal – Year End Update

Project Summary

The Beckwith Street Revitalization project is a two phase reconstruction project that commences at Chambers Street and stretches approximately 600m northerly to Elmsley Street.  The downtown renewal project includes the replacement of turn of the century water and sewer infrastructure along with the separation of combined sewer systems. The underground program also includes the construction of a newly separated storm drainage trunk system.

The above ground reconstruction component includes full depth reconstruction of three travel lanes, two parallel parking lanes, four new traffic signal replacements meeting Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) accessibility standards, a new pedestrian cross-over, newly upgraded LED street lighting, sidewalks and various streetscape features. The street will also be adding a newly configured cycle-track (fully separated) meeting the objectives for a complete street design.  Phase 1 of the project was completed between Chambers Street and Russell Street in November of 2020.

Check out the link to Phase 2 Updates for more information on the next stage of work planned in 2022!