Brookdale Avenue opening Monday

The sun sets on the newly painted lines on Brookdale Avenue in Cornwall, Ont. on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The main artery from Water Street to the Rotary Traffic Circle is scheduled to open sometime Monday following an opening event. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A section of Brookdale Avenue, closed for nearly two months, is slated to open sometime on Monday.

The city is holding a photo-op at the Rotary Traffic Circle at 10:30 a.m. for the opening of Brookdale Avenue, in what is the final chapter of multi-year, multi-million dollar project to replace the gateway between Cornwall, Cornwall Island and the United States.

The city has lined up several speakers for the event and a ribbon cutting.

The section of road between Water Street and Seventh Street has been closed since May 1, as Louis Bray Construction was completing the final asphalt surfacing of the road.

Louis Bray was contracted by the Federal Bridge Corporation.

This is the final chapter in a $75 million federal government project to remove and replace the Three Nations Bridge with a shorter low-level crossing.

Cornwallites have had to endure closures and detours at least three years during various phases of the project.