Results - Feedback on the Rehabilitation of Water Street

Posted on Thursday August 13, 2020
Aerial of Water Street in Lakefield
Aerial of Water Street in Lakefield

Thank you to everyone for providing feedback on the rehabilitation of Water Street. We received a great deal of input. It was very important to understand how all stakeholders use the road and this area in general. These uses include:

  • Road access - homes, businesses, funeral home, church, boat launch, Marina, waterfront/trail and cyclists
  • Parking – waterfront access, church and funeral home and businesses
  • Trail/Sidewalks – walking, cycling, rest areas, fishing, and water access (residents and Fire Service)
  • Boat launch and Marina

It was very clear from the feedback that this section of road needs to accommodate many different uses. The following represents what is deemed to be the best way to achieve the best balance to manage these uses.

A summary of the Public Information Centre (PIC) and the recommendations is provided as an attachment below.

Additional Comment Period:

We are asking residents to please review the recommendations in the report below and provide any further comment by August 28, 2020. Please send comments to:

  • Email: publicworks@selwyntownship.ca
  • Phone (Rick Dunford): 705-292-9507 x 238 (leave a message and Rick will return your call)
  • Mail: Township of Selwyn, P.O. BOX 270, Bridgenorth, ON K0L 1H0

Following this additional comment period, the Township’s engineer DM Wills will prepare the final designs that can be used to tender the project with the hope that the Township can go to Tender in the Fall and start the work in the spring of 2021!