Second-Brookdale intersection may open this week: city

Construction crews work at the intersection of Brookdale Avenue and Second Street on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. The city says the intersection may open later this week after the contractor missed two anticipated dates for opening. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – After facing two delays, the city said Monday the intersection at Brookdale Avenue and Second Street may open “later this week.”

Though the corporation is at the mercy of the contractor, Bray Construction, and the Federal Bridge Corporation which are responsible for the multi-million dollar contract.

The intersection was supposed to open on Oct. 7 – then it was Friday (Oct.14) – but both those anticipated opening dates were missed.

“Concrete curbing is expected to be poured Tuesday (weather permitting) and if all goes well, the intersection should be reopened later this week,” the city said in a statement to Cornwall Newswatch.

The rest of Brookdale Avenue, from Water Street to Seventh Street, was expected to be open by the end of November.

It’s not known if that timetable has been pushed back due to the delays at the intersection.

The Brookdale Avenue and Second Street West intersection handles about 4,000 vehicles a day.