Carleton Place sets plans for Carleton Junction projects

May 18, 2018 by

Carleton Place Construction copyCarleton Place Town Council has decided which aspects of Carleton Junction will be completed this year. On Tuesday night, the town’s Corporate Services Committee agreed on which projects will be completed first and the costs associated.

There is a lot of work planned for where the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail runs through Carleton Place. The area, which has been named Carleton Junction, is the site of several projects that will turn it into a space for rest and play.

The first phase of the project, to be completed by the end of this year, includes several facilities that will service trail users and town citizens. Projects in phase one will cost around $951,000 and include: The base for a pump track and skateboard park, parking, lighting, the base for a pavilion as well as work on the actual trail itself.

Outside of that budget, will be a $13,000 fence at the police station, to be funded by the police building maintenance reserve, and $75,000 worth of work on curbs and sidewalks connected to the trail, to be funded out of the Hydro reserve.

So far, a $50,000 viewing platform over the Mississippi river has been completed. Phase two of the project is expected to begin in 2019, with the full budget and scope still to be determined.