Some Belleville councillors are concerned about the delay in the reconstruction of Maitland Drive in Thurlow ward.
The $12 million reconstruction of Maitland Drive and Mineral Road had been scheduled to get underway this year.
It looks like that may not happen.
Councillor Paul Carr told city council Monday night he is hearing from residents about the situation.
Director of engineering Rod Bovay did tell council that the earliest the work could start is late this year and it could be a winter project.
Carr said that at least some remediation work should be done.
He said there are so many homes in the area now that the road cannot withstand the amount of traffic.
Councillor Mitch Panciuk said the road was in “desparate need” of an upgrade.
Crosswalk pilot project
A new type of pedestrian crosswalk will be installed in Thurlow Ward, near a playground, as a pilot project.
In the past, municipalities were only allowed to install very expensive pedestrian crossings but now new crossings are allowed, in locations that are low-speed, low-volume roads.
Councillor Mitch Panciuk told city council Monday night a thin white light sits atop the crosswalk sign.
The new system will be installed at the intersection of Maitland Drive at Hampton Ridge Drive and Cox Drive, at a cost of $20,000.