McIntosh Perry puts skills to work on Beckwith’s 9th Line Road
Not only is the township’s office building located on it, but the fire department, public works yard, and even an elementary school are also situated on the 9th Line Road…
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd. intimately knows every kilometre of the current construction on Beckwith Township’s 9th Line Road.
Beckwith’s 9th Line Road project incorporates a little bit of everything, from culvert replacements to installing left turn lanes and even a small bridge repair component. All that combines to make it the largest one-
The project was made possible through a $2 million provincial grant to rebuild the roadway from Blacks Corners to Ashton, which McIntosh Perry helped to secure. Beckwith Township contributed 10 percent of the overall cost.
Back in 2012, McIntosh Perry was asked by the municipality to review its road network to determine if any of the township’s roads qualified for the provincial funding program. When Beckwith’s 9th Line Road aligned with the program specifications, McIntosh Perry professionals prepared the funding application with supporting information, including justification for repairs, conceptual design, along with estimated costs for project management, contract administration and construction.
O’Connor said as soon as the application was deemed successful, the firm began preparing preliminary design drawings with significant involvement from Beckwith Township’s municipal staff and council. While completing the design with the necessary supporting information, the firm continued to host biweekly meetings with the municipality to move forward cohesively with the design process. The project was soon revisited to extend the limit of construction to include more road reconstruction, which raised the total to approximately 10 km. O’Connor said a noteworthy portion of the preparation work entailed co-
He added that the project has a unique edge in that Beckwith’s 9th Line Road serves as a main artery for many of the township’s integral services. “It’s a very significant roadway for the municipality,” O’Connor said.
“Not only is the township’s office building located on it, but the fire department, public works yard, and even the Beckwith Elementary School are also situated on the 9th Line Road. In addition, it’s a connecting link for the township’s trail network which extends from Carleton Place through to the Beckwith Recreation Complex – which is equipped with a multi-
O’Connor said those extra considerations played into the planning during the preliminary design. Once detailed design was completed, McIntosh Perry was given approval to proceed with co-
He said the project made good use of McIntosh Perry’s multi-
O’Connor said that due to the nature of Beckwith being a rural municipality, it had limited staff resources to apply to the project. He said his group co-
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