Jérémie Bouchard, interim public works director for the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR), is reworking plans for a paving project for part of County Road 17 west of Alfred planned for later in summer. A longer stretch of the regional highway will get new pavement thanks to some extra funding that became available because of delays for a proposed roundabout project for Burton Road in Russell Township. “There’s still quite a lot of work to be done on the design,” said Bouchard.
The Burton Road roundabout project is now shelved until next year. Instead some of the provincial money approved for the roundabout project will go towards the paving work planned for this year for County Road 17 west of the Village of Alfred in Alfred-Plantagenet Township.
The original plan was to pave the section of road from the intersection with County Road 15 up to the Charlebois Road intersection. Now, Bouchard said, the plan is for new pavement for a three-kilometre section of the road west from the County Road 15 intersection.
The paving work will take place during the summer.