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County Road 23 to close Monday for culvert replacement project

Posted on Friday September 28, 2018

County Road 23 (Arner Town Line) will be closed between County Road 18 and County Road 12 beginning Monday, Oct. 1, while crews replace the culvert at Concession Road 9.

The contractor, D’Amore Construction, expects the road closure to last about four weeks. The County of Essex would like to thank residents in advance for their patience.

Since County Road 23 is a designated haul route to the regional landfill, several alternate routes have been identified by the Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority.

Issues with the culvert were identified earlier this year as part of Essex County’s rigorous culvert inspection process.

A significant sinkhole developed and an inspection revealed a deformation at the base of a steel pipe that continued below the water line. The pipe, constructed in 1968, needs to be replaced.

Temporary repairs were made immediately using large steel plates to stabilize the shoulder and adjacent pavement. Stantec Consulting was engaged on a fast-track schedule to prepare plans to upgrade the existing structure with a precast concrete box culvert.