The Downtown Reconstruction Story

The City of Belleville created the “Build Belleville” brand to organize and support more than $100 Million in projects across the City. This was to take advantage of Municipal borrowing/lending rates and grants, supported by farsighted vision.

In 2015, LCE began the ambitious Downtown Reconstruction project – one of many Build Belleville infrastructure renewal projects. Tendered under 3 separate contracts, with Phase 3 spread over two construction seasons. Phase 3 was the largest tender awarded to LCE to date.

The full scope of the Reconstruction project required significant interaction between businesses and residents in the area. The main driving point for the Downtown reconstruction was to upgrade the 130 year old water supply system. The combined total for the Downtown Reconstruction group of projects is $28.2 million.

Phase 1
May 2015 to February 2016. Front Street from Pinnacle Street to Victoria Street and Station Street from Church Street to Pinnacle Street.

The work included complete reconstruction from building face to building face with significant underground utility rehabilitation and replacement and substantial architectural street scape features. This project was completed with well coordinated efforts to manage the significant pedestrian traffic and to minimize the disruptions to local merchants and communication initiatives. The project was completed within budget.

Phase 2
May 2016 to February 2017. Front Street from Victoria Street to Bridge Street, Victoria Street from Pinnacle Street to Front street and Campbell Street from Pinnacle Street ot Front Street.

The work included complete reconstruction from building face to building face with significant underground utility rehabilitation and replacement and substantial architectural street scape features. This was the second major reconstruction project in the Downtown core to be completed successfully. LCE’s continued commitment to maintain access to businesses and pedestrian access throughout the project limits was a main factor in the project’s success. This project was completed within budget.

Phase 3
April 2017 to December 2018. Front Street from Bridge Street to Dundas Street, Bridge Street from Pinnacle to Moira River, McAnnany Street and Market Street.

The third and final phase of the Downtown Reconstruction group of projects includes complete reconstruction from building face to building face. This project provides unique challenges for the LCE team with respect to business and pedestrian traffic including an active Farmers Market during the main construction season. LCEs past successes with mitigating the challenges construction poses for businesses and pedestrians reassures those most affected that this Phase will be completed with as little disruption as possible.

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