Expand 43 – North Grenville’s Boulevard
At the December 6, 2023 meeting, a unanimous vote of United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council, the long-awaited tender for the County Road 43 Rehabilitation Project was recommended for approval for R.W. Tomlinson Limited. Read more [coming shortly].
CR43 Expansion Joint Project:
A joint partnership between the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the Municipality of North Grenville, the CR43 Rehabilitation project expand approximately 2 km of existing roadway to four-lanes, from Colonnade Mall through Kemptville to County Road 44. It also includes the construction of a new four lane bridge across Kemptville Creek.
The expansion of CR43 into a well-lit boulevard will incorporate pedestrian and cycling pathways, safe crossings, ample lighting, as well as trees and landscaped roundabouts and medians.
Phase 1 - construction of a brand new, two-lane bridge - will commence in 2024.
County Road 43 is the major thorough-fare through Kemptville.
Improved lighting along the Boulevard will increase safety, and the addition of trees will enhance the experience when traveling along the road.
A Boulevard expansion would enhance a healthy, livable and safe community.
Based on recent engineering assessments and high traffic volumes, the roadway and bridge within the 2 kilometre stretch of CR 43 in Kemptville is in urgent need of expansion and or replacement (the bridge) in order to accommodate current and future use.
County Road 43 serves as a major connecting link between the United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry to the east and the County of Lanark to the west.
It also is major arterial road running through the northern portion of eastern Ontario and is critical to the economic vitality of this region. It serves the region’s residents, and its commercial, industrial, agricultural, and institutional sectors.
The expansion of CR43 in Kemptville would better facilitate the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, support growth and development, active transportation, foster economic development, and support a healthy and cohesive environment.
The expansion is critical for many reasons including:
- Health and Safety
The traffic along this section of CR43 continues to increase each year and poses a safety issue for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. There are currently no sidewalks, and limited streetlights or safe crossings.
- Economic Growth
County Road 43 is a critical part of the municipal infrastructure that serves as a key driver in regional growth. The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville’s Official Plan has planned for a significant portion of its projected growth and employment in the Municipality of North Grenville along this corridor, based upon the expansion being completed as soon as possible.
- Infrastructure Investment
Good infrastructure is a key element in any community’s economic development, and this expansion project is a key component of the region’s prosperity. CR43 is beyond the end of its life and requires significant reconstruction of the existing 2-lane roadway. The expansion will reduce current operating costs of maintaining the roadway and bridge.
The total estimated cost of the full expansion project is estimated at over $38 Million. This is a cost-share project between the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the Municipality of North Grenville.
A portion of the project is funded through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a joint $10 million cost-shared infrastructure funding program between the federal government, province, county and municipality.
Notice from: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville - Notice of Filing of Addendum
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville County Road 43 Widening from 200m west of County Road 44 to 220m east of Colonnade Drive in Kemptville. Revisions and Addenda to Environmental Study Report. Notice of Filing of Addendum. ...
- Notice from: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville - Notice of Filing of Addendum
UCLG Notice of Public Information Centre for County Road 43 Detail Design
NOTICE FROM: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville has retained AECOM Canada Ltd. to complete the detailed design for the four-lane widening of County Road 43 from 200 metres west of County Road 44 to 220 metres east of Colonnade Drive, in Kemptville,...
- UCLG Notice of Public Information Centre for County Road 43 Detail Design
Federal Funding Received to Expand County Road 43
NORTH GRENVILLE – The federal government announced funding today for the crucial expansion and safety upgrades to County Road 43 (CR43) in the Municipality of North Grenville.
- Federal Funding Received to Expand County Road 43
Bridge work starting on County Road 43
NORTH GRENVILLE - Next Week, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville will be initiating preliminary design work for the County Road 43 Kemptville Creek Bridge expansion. As such, one lane of the bridge will be closed for a portion of next week between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- Bridge work starting on County Road 43
North Grenville Continues to Seek Federal Funding for CR43 Expansion
The Municipality of North Grenville continues to amplify its efforts to secure federal funding approval for the proposed crucial expansion and safety upgrades to County Road 43 (CR43).
- North Grenville Continues to Seek Federal Funding for CR43 Expansion
Municipality Launches Campaign to Expand CR43
NORTH GRENVILLE – The Municipality of North Grenville has launched a public campaign aimed at ensuring federal funding approval for the proposed crucial expansion and safety upgrades to County Road 43 (CR43).
County Road 43 Funding Announced
The Municipality of North Grenville is pleased to announce that the Provincial Government has approved a joint funding application submitted by the Municipality and the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville to support crucial upgrades to County Road 43.
- Municipality Launches Campaign to Expand CR43
UCLG awarded the project to McIntosh Perry
McIntosh Perry presents to Council
UCLG Awards Tender to R.W. Tomlinson Limited
Construction of a brand new, two-lane bridge