About the Project
This construction project will remove the existing culvert that runs under Brock St. W. and replace it with a pair of twinned culverts. The existing culvert is in a state of failure and does not have enough capacity to prevent significant flooding in a major storm event.
The new, wider culvert will greatly reduce the impact of flooding in the downtown. Many properties in the downtown core will no longer be in the flood plain when the culvert project is finished.
Follow our progress as we install culvert sections. Latest update June 22, 2020.
Crews have installed most of the culvert sections north of Brock St. and are back-filling the site. Installation will continue across and to the south of Brock St. beginning May 25th. Brock St. W. will be closed for approximately 4 months (weather dependent) and is expected to reopen Sept. 30th.
The shoring rig has returned and is now on-site. The rig is creating concrete piles that join together to form a shoring wall for the excavation.
Interested in the steps used to replace and install the new culverts?
This video explains each step along the way.
All the downtown businesses remain open during construction. Additional parking and pedestrian-friendly features make visiting our downtown easier than ever. Please continue to support the local merchants!
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The culvert is a critical piece of infrastructure located beneath Brock Street West (Lower Brock Street). The culvert is old and requires replacement. Historical records of flooding in downtown Uxbridge have been documented since 1932. Flood modelling studies confirm that, should a significant weather event such as Hurricane Hazel occur, a significant flood hazard exists for land adjacent to the Uxbridge Brook, particularly along Bascom St and along Brock St. W.
Your Culvert Connection
Mike Wilson is the Township of Uxbridge Project Coordinator and has been working on the Culvert behind the scenes since 2017.