Funding approved for first Cornwall Lemay Street roundabout

In this September 2018, file photo, a section of Lemay Street in Cornwall, Ont. The federal and provincial governments have given $2.5 million to the City of Cornwall to build a roundabout connecting Sydney Street, Lemay Street, Reneal Street and Thirteenth Street East and also add bike lanes and sidewalks from Aubin Avenue to Sydney Street. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – The federal and provincial governments have approved nearly $2.5 million for the next phase of the Lemay Street extension project which will see a roundabout built at the north end of Sydney Street.

The announcement was made this morning (Thursday) during an Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) announcement in The Nation, Ont.

The federal government will be providing $1,497,000 while the province will give $997,900 to the third phase of developing the city’s east-west corridor. The city will be responsible for $499,100, which it already budgeted.

The city set aside $500,000 in last year’s budget in order to start the work in 2020.

The nearly $3 million project is expected to start this year and will see bike lanes and sidewalks added as the road is widened between Aubin and Sydney. There will also be a roundabout connecting Reneal Street, Sydney Street, Lemay Street and Thirteenth Street East.

The future and final phase will see the east end of Lemay punched through to McConnell Avenue and a roundabout connecting Lemay to McConnell. That’s not expected to happened until 2021 or later.

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