Leonard Drive and Eveleigh Street Construction Ends
The construction upgrades of important collector roads in the Town of Sussex ends for 2019. These roads are provincially designated highways within the Town of Sussex and were rehabilitated with the assistance of the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Our 2019 funded project announced in May 2019 by the NBDT&I saw a $767,387 total project investment on Leonard Drive with the Town’s contribution set at $115,109 of this important project. The project focused on completely reconstructing the asphalt structure that had reached its end of its useful life.
On Eveleigh Street the project saw an investment of $187,403 investment with the Town’s contribution set at $28,110 of this important project in 2019. The project will focus on completing the necessary storm sewer work to control surface water drainage, installation of curb and gutter along with the Town of Sussex through an additional investment installing sidewalk from Leonard Drive to secure safe pedestrian travel to the Sussex Sharing Club and the Dental Offices located on Eveleigh Street. The project tender pricing was significantly lower than originally estimated and permitted the project to complete asphalt reconstruction originally scheduled for 2020.
The Town of Sussex requests the public assistant to travel with caution on the newly developed turning lanes and the new pavement markings that were developed to improve traffic flow while the turning movements wait for safe passage on the left conflicting turning movements into the facilities fronting Leonard Drive and Eveleigh Street. It is believed the new pavement marking layout will significantly reduce wait times for left turn movements and the delays associated with these movements on through traffic travel.
The Town of Sussex has invested in expanded pedestrian travel with this upgrade by installing sidewalk extensions to our current sidewalk network. Three sidewalks have been placed to achieve ease of walking to the Sussex Middle School, Sussex Sharing Club, the Dental Office and to Crosswinds Occupational Activity Centre for pedestrian safety. With this upgrade two additional crosswalks have been added and we would request the travelling public to observe the walking traffic to assist in their safe crossing of Eveleigh Street, Leonard Drive and Bryant Drive.
As expected improvements to the road surface and the development of left turn lanes tend to increase speed on collector streets. The Town will advise the posted speed on both Eveleigh Street and Leonard Drive is 50 km/hr and enforcement efforts to achieve the posted speeds are set to begin.
The Town appreciates the patience of all regional commuters while the upgrade project was completed in 2019.