The County identified various deficiencies with its road and drainage infrastructure within the Bruce Road 25 and 33 study area. Through initial discussions with the Town, other related issues having a broader scope emerged which the County considered at a Master Planning level to ensure individual projects are completed in context with an appropriate overall plan. The Master Plan was conducted under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) project planning process.The County and Town of Saugeen Shores completed a Master Plan for Roads and Drainage for Bruce Road 25 and 33 in May 2017. The outcome of the Master Plan included a number of projects that would take place over a four-year period in phases. The four phases include:
Phase 1 (2019) - Bruce Road 25 - Installation of a storm sewer from 300m east of Bruce Road 33 (future Ridge St) to Saugeen Beach Road and a full urbanized road section from Bruce Road 33 to Saugeen Beach Road
Phase 2 - Bruce Road 25 - Installation of storm sewer and improvement to sanitary and watermain between future Ridge St. and Bruce Road 33, including a full urbanized road section.
Phase 3 - Based on the outcome of a Schedule B Environmental Assessment - urbanization of Bruce Road 25 from future Bruce St. to Goderich St.
Phase 4 - Based on the outcome of a Schedule B Environmental Assessment (currently being undertaken) - construction of Bruce Road 33
Additional work is required at each of the phases, the scope of each Phase is subject to change. Information will be updated as each phase progresses.
The County and Town have recently issued a tender for the Phase 1 work to be undertaken in 2019.
Phase 1 includes the installation of a storm sewer on the north side of Bruce Road 25, and will involve a new Active Transportation Route once construction is complete.
Preparation work has started including tree removal (north side of Bruce Road 25 and BR 25 & Saugeen beach road intersection) and hydro relocation.
The Department will provide updates as the Phase 1 work is awarded and a road closure plan is implemented.
The Master Plan Document is available in the right sidebar for viewing. Note the appendices are not available on this website; please contact Bruce County Transportation and Environmental Services at 519-881-2400
Bruce County - Project Update - February 2019