Notices of Construction

Road Closure Notice - Laidlaw Street South, Cannington

Please be advised Laidlaw Street South in Cannington will be closed between Park Street and Gibbs Street from May 15, 2019 to August 31, 2019 (approximate time frame) for the purpose of bridge reconstruction.

Road Closure Notice - St. John Street, Cannington

Please be advised St. John Street in Cannington will be closed between Munro Street East and Elliot Street from May 15, 2019 to August 31, 2019 (approximate time frame) for the purpose of bridge rehabilitation.

Concession 1 (Thorah)

Please be advised Concession 1 (Thorah) will be closed between Sideroad 18A and Thorah Sideroad from Wednesday April 10, 2019 to Friday November 15, 2019 (approximate time frame) for the purpose of bridge reconstruction.

Emergency access will be available from highway 12 east to C1835 Concession 1 (Thorah) and from Thorah Sideroad west to C1850 Concession 1 (Thorah)

Durham Region Works Department - Gamebridge Bridge Replace and Road Closure

The Regional Municipality of Durham, in partnership with the County of Simcoe, has awarded a contract for the replacement of the Gamebridge Bridge over the Talbot River on Regional Road 51 / Ramara Road 51, in the Townships of Brock and Ramara. The work will consist of removal and replacement of the Gamebridge Bridge structure, 160 metres of road reconstruction and pavement markings.

Construction Schedule

The Region’s Contractor, Esposito Bros Construction Ltd., will mobilize the week of October 1 and close the road on October 9, after the Thanksgiving weekend. the contractor is expected to complete the project by the end of summer 2019. Unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.

Road Closure

Talbot Road will be closed through traffic between Regional Road 50 and Concession Road A from October 2018 until the end of Summer 2019. All traffic will be directed to use Highway 12 as a detour route. Talbot Road north and south of the bridge will remain open to local traffic only. The Region and the County realize the the construction work will be disruptive and will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the following staff members listed below representing the Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department.

Ralph Wilson, Project Supervisor – 905-668-7711 ext 2335, 

Jamal Mayali, Project Inspector – 416-999-5828,

Parks Canada - Replacement of the Talbot Dam - Trent-Severn Waterway

The Government of Canada has announced more than $615 million of work on infrastructure across the Trent-Severn Waterway and its reservoir lakes. As part of that work, the Talbot Dam in the Townships of Ramara and Brock near Gamebridge is being replaced.

The contractor has made good progress on the dam. Phase one of the south sluice construction is nearing completion and the contractor will work through the fall and winter to install the coffer dam for the north sluice. Work will begin to reconstruct the north sluice in May of 2019. The dam reconstruction will be completed between October and December 2019, with the possibility of minor site restoration and landscaping in spring 2020.


  • The original Talbot Dam was completed in 1907 and its location is upstream of Lock 39 in the historic Talbot Canal section of the Trent-Severn Waterway. The original dam had lived out its useful life and is being fully replaced in the same location.
  • Outflows from the dam diverge from the canal cut and go to Lake Simcoe via the Talbot River. This area is import for Walleye and White Sucker. Parks Canada’s water management accommodates the spring spawn for these species and the construction project has been designed to continue these measures by building one sluice of the new Talbot Dam at a time.

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