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Woodstock Road Construction Season

'Tis the season of road construction. City Engineer for the City of Woodstock Harold De Hann says there will be three major road projects this year.

WOODSTOCK - As the snow melts, and cars finally lose their coating of road salt, another driving concern rears it's head - potholes.

City Engineer for the City of Woodstock Harold De Hann says they are doing their best to address this issue. "We are addressing potholes right now, however we can't give them the good fix that they need right now because the asphalt plants aren't open. We do have crews going out regularly fixing pot holes with cold mix." De Hann says if residents have any concerns or know of any potholes needing repairs they can call the engineering office.

The road works crew will also start shaving and paving roads that need a little more TLC, but do not yet need a full reconstruction. De Hann says this method of repair is fairly non-invasive. "It doesn't effect residents so much because they're pretty much in and out within a week. They shave off the existing pavement in a day, and then a couple days later they'll come back and place the new pavement." Overall they'll be spending about 1.2 million dollars this year on road surfacing and resurfacing.

"Three roads that are being reconstructed this year that probably interest the residents the most would be the reconstruction of Springbank between Nellis and James street, which will include the Dundas intersection." De Hann adds, "We're realigning that to get rid of that little jump to the left - to the right depending on which way you're travelling. That's the big one because Dundas and Springbank is one of our busiest intersections. In town. Two of the other big ones would be Riddel Street by the old hospital and Oxford Street."

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