The last major renovations to Main Street were completed nearly 40 years ago and much of the surface infrastructure has reached the end of its life and requires replacement. This includes; interlocking brick roadway and sidewalks, curbs and gutters, retaining walls, stairs, railings, benches and lighting.
The revitalization of Main Street was also identified as a major component of the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan (DWMP).
The Making Over Main Street project began in mid-May 2023. The project will involve the reconstruction of a section of Main Street from Sherbrooke Street to Cassells Street, and a section of Ferguson Street, from Main Street to Oak Street. The work has begun at Shebrooke Street and will proceed block-by-block toward Cassells. Each block is expected to take up to three months to complete. Only once a block has been fully reconstructed will the contractor proceed to the next block.
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