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Wellington County revamping, expanding Brucedale, Erin garages

Reconstruction should begin in 2025

WELLINGTON COUNTY – County garages in Brucedale and Erin are getting a county council-sanctioned facelift and expansion.

The 7.2 acres of land bought is close to the current Brucedale garage site and was announced during the April county council meeting. 

According to a news release, rebuilding both garages at their current sites on Wellington Road 124, will better "meet future needs" and continue "(providing) service to these areas of the county's road network." 

“Our investment in our garage facilities will help the County to continue its high level of service of the County road network,” said Warden Andy Lennox, during the meeting.

The county’s budget forecast currently schedules the garage's reconstruction starting in 2025.

The County currently has a budget forecast of $17.7 million for the construction of the Brucedale and Erin garages. This budget estimate will be updated as the projects progress through the detailed design stages.  

Of the eight county road garages in the county, two garages in Central Wellington and Drayton have been replaced. A third garage in Arthur will begin construction later this year. 

The release also cites the county council's plans to make "significant investments" in road capital infrastructure and public works facilities over the next ten years.

This includes $35.1 million in facility upgrades in Erin, Brucedale, Harriston, and, Aberfoyle, as well as an investment of $274.9 million for roads, bridges, and culverts. 

Isabel Buckmaster is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter for GuelphToday. LJI is a federally-funded program.

About the Author: Isabel Buckmaster, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Isabel Buckmaster covers Wellington County under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada
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