Media Release: Phase 2 of Beckwith Street reconstruction to begin early April

March 24, 2022

Phase 2 of Beckwith Street reconstruction to begin early April

The Town of Smiths Falls is announcing that the Beckwith Street Phase 2 reconstruction will begin on or around, April 4, 2022.

The Beckwith Street Phase 2 reconstruction project will result in the full reconstruction of Beckwith Street North between Russell Street and Elmsley Street North. Construction will begin in early April and is expected to be complete by September 2022.

“Phase 2 of the reconstruction of Beckwith Street is the culmination of a multi-year project for the Town of Smiths Falls to revitalize the downtown and perform important upgrades to infrastructure on this pivotal downtown street,” said Paul McMunn, Director of Public Works & Utilities.

Phase 2 of the reconstruction will include the following improvements to this section of Beckwith Street:

Construction work for this project will be completed by Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited and will result in some street closures. North and southbound passenger vehicle traffic travelling on Beckwith Street North between Russell Street and Elmsley Street North will be detoured via Chambers Street. Additional detours will be in place for Jasper Avenue, Old Slys Road and Queen Street to accommodate commercial through traffic.

Businesses within the downtown core are still open for business and will continue to be open during construction. On street parking is available on Beckwith Street between Chambers Street and Russell Street, as well as the side streets. As Beckwith Street between Russell Street and Elmsley Street North will be closed during construction, parking will not be permitted in this section, however, sidewalks will be maintained during construction prior to replacement. Efforts will be made during construction to maintain accessible pedestrian traffic around the construction perimeter.

Citizens in Smiths Falls who are looking for more information on this project are invited to visit the Speak Up Smiths Falls project page at: www.speakupsmithsfalls.com/beckwith-street-phase-2.

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For further information, please contact:

Paul McMunn
Director, Public Works & Utilities
Town of Smiths Falls
77 Beckwith St N, Box 695
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 2B8
613-283-4124 ext. 1152
pmcmunn@smithsfalls.ca