The objective of this project is to replace deteriorated infrastructure along Sykes Street North from Lombard Street to Collingwood Street, and rebuild the road in accordance with Municipal standards.

 Project Description
Residents and business owners in Meaford and the surrounding area are advised the Municipality of Meaford is proceeding with design work in support of the Sykes Street North Reconstruction, between Lombard Street and Collingwood Street. The project will include the following works:
  • reconstruction of approximately 250 metres of road
  • replacement of concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk
  • improvements to the sanitary and storm sewer systems
  • improvements to the watermain system
  • full reinstatement of all areas disturbed during construction (driveways, boulevards, etc.)
 Construction Update for October 2021

Construction Activities

  • Watermain and water services are complete
  • Sanitary sewer service is complete
  • Storm sewer is complete
  • Current works are for road sub-drain,  road base and curbs
  • For the week of October 3rd - 9th curb and sidewalk installation is planned. Residents and businesses will have their entrances temporarily blocked to vehicle access while newly poured concrete cures. Seeley and Arnill Construction is providing notices to all who will be impacted to provide further information. 

Full Road Closure

Please be advised that Sykes Street North is closed to traffic in both directions from Lombard Street to Collingwood Street. The full closure will remain in effect until further notice as construction work continues.

The closure for all lanes of traffic is a planned part of the reconstruction project. Detour routes are in place for vehicular traffic. Accommodations will be made for emergency vehicles.



Pedestrian access to residents and businesses will continue to be provided through the construction zone. Please use caution when walking through the construction area or detouring around the project site. 

Current sidewalk closures:

  • the sidewalk on the west side of Sykes Street between Lombard and Parker streets
  • the sidewalk on the east side of Sykes Street between Collingwood and Parker streets


Access to Residents and Businesses

Businesses are open and can be accessed. Access to all business and residential properties will be accessible throughout the duration of the reconstruction.


Construction Work Contact

For questions or concerns please contact the Public Relations Officer, Lacey Breadner from Seeley and Arnill Construction by email at or by telephone at 519-943-6002.


 Picture of road construction in August



 Home/Business Impacts

Maintaining access to homes and businesses is of the utmost importance to the Municipality. Provisions will be made throughout construction to ensure access to all homes is a priority and uninterrupted to the extent possible. Service disruptions will be minimized. 

Access for emergency vehicles and communication with the local authorities (fire, police, ambulance, school board, etc.) will be maintained throughout construction.

Homeowners should remove private landscape features within the right-of-way prior to construction. Homeowners are also encouraged to notify Tatham Engineering Limited and/or the Municipality of any sump pump or downspout discharge pipes, subdrains, sprinklers, underground dog fences, etc. that may be located within the right-of-way and/or may be disturbed during construction.  

January 12, 2021 Public Information Centre - Meeting materials and video

A Public Information Centre - Meeting was held on Tuesday January 12, 2021 to provide project details and answer questions.  To view presentation slides and video, click on the links below.

If you have a question about the project or would like to provide input, please see Contact information below.


The total budget for this project is $2,882,200.

Funding Sources:

  • 2020 Tax Levy: $11,280
  • 2021 Tax Levy: $390,160
  • Connecting Links Grant: $1,319,760
  • User Pay: $1,161,000


If you have any questions regarding the project, please call or e-mail 

Chris Collyer
Manager/Chief Operator, Environmental Services
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West
Meaford, ON N4L 1A1
Phone: 519-538-1140


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