Town breaks ground on Wellington Street reconstruction project

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Work has officially begun on the Town of St. Marys’ first major construction project of 2022. The municipality is working with Lavis Contracting to reconstruct a section of Wellington Street, spanning from the Wellington Street Bridge to Park Street E.

The project shares many similarities with the highly successful Queen Street reconstruction project that was completed in 2016. As with the Queen Street project, there will be a particular focus on making the downtown more accessible for individuals with disabilities.

Improvements will include changing sidewalk grades to make business entrances accessible for those using mobility devices or strollers. A stamped concrete boulevard will also be added to the section of Wellington Street between Jones Street and the bridge. Parking spaces will be added to both sides of Wellington from Elgin Street to the bridge to make it easier for residents and visitors to explore the downtown.  

Other objectives for the project include replacing a watermain and copper water services; improving drainage with grading, new storms sewers and catch basins; replacing the asphalt roadway; correcting streetlight grounding issues and improving hydrant placements.

The project is expected to last 18 weeks. There will be some service disruptions during that time, including street parking and sidewalk closures, as well as water service interruptions. Access to some Wellington Street businesses may be limited at times.

The Town plans to communicate actively and regularly with business owners and residents throughout the process. Residents are encouraged to follow the Town on Facebook ( and Twitter ( or subscribe to the Town’s website for the latest information ( Updates will also be shared through the local media for those that don’t use the Internet.

For more information, visit or call 519-284-2340.

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For media inquiries:
Brett O’Reilly, Corporate Communications Manager
519-284-2340, ext. 432 |