The date has now been set for beginning renovations on Belleville’s city hall front entrance.
The plans for the new entrance include modifications to the elevator and expanded foyer footage which will improve accessibility to city hall.
Officials now say that on Monday, October 17, the front entrance will be closed and the elevator will be out of service.
Earlier this year city council decided to make a major adjustment to the elevator to meet provincial standards for accessibility.
The present elevator will be lowered to the floor of the entrance.
As Quinte News reported earlier this summer, arrangements for alternate entry routes to the building are being made.
Chief building officer Ted Maracek indicated that while work is underway the public will enter city hall from Market Street and those with disabilities from Market Square.
It is expected that the elevator will be out of service from the middle of October until the end of January 2017.
City officials say if there are changes to this time frame the public will be notified.