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April 16, 2020
Notice of Construction – Oxford Road 35 (Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock)

Urbanization of Devonshire Avenue from Lansdowne Avenue to Woodall Way

Oxford County has awarded a contract to Oxford Civil Group Inc. to complete the subject project. Scope of work generally includes the following: 

  • Road widening to 3 lanes (with centre turn lane)
  • Traffic signal installation at the intersection of Devonshire Avenue and Cardinal Drive
  • Street lighting improvements 
  • Storm sewer installation; filling of ditches
  • Road base replacement
  • Curb & gutter and sidewalk (both sides of road)
  • Repaving and line painting 
  • Restoration of boulevards and driveways

Devonshire Avenue will be closed from Lansdowne Avenue to Oxford Road 4 during construction in order to accommodate the planned work, including the reconstruction of Woodall Way intersection. A planned detour via Lansdowne Avenue will be utilized to manage traffic and also afford continued access for emergency response vehicles.

The contractor is required to ensure that access for local residents is maintained at all times. There may be short periods when the construction crews are working immediately in front of a driveway when access may temporarily be restricted

Emergency services, school boards and buses will be notified of all road closures and lane restrictions.

On garbage and recycling collection days, continue to place your garbage and recycling out at the roadside as usual. The contractor will be responsible for collecting garbage and recycling and moving it to a central area for pick up when access is restricted in certain areas. Please mark your house number on garbage and recycling containers to ensure they are returned to the correct address.

Residents within the work area can expect both planned and unplanned water interruptions. Every attempt will be made to notify customers in advance.

Given the developing situation around COVID-19 the County and all contractors/sub-contractors working on behalf of the County are committed to following the recommended precautionary measures, within other safety imperatives, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Oxford County is continually monitoring this situation as it develops and the ongoing challenges related to the spread of COVID-19.

The work being undertaken on this project has been deemed essential to County infrastructure and is considered essential as per the provincial directives and mandates

An Oxford County inspector will be on site periodically performing inspection of contractors work and monitoring site activities.

For more information, property owners/tenants are asked to contact:

Jesse Keith, P.Eng.,
Project Engineer ,
Oxford County Public Works
21 Reeve Street,
P.O Box 1614
Woodstock, ON N4S 7Y3
Telephone: 519-539-9800 ext. 3194
Toll Free: 1-866-537-7778

Alex Brown, C. Tech,
Construction Coordinator,
Oxford County Public Works
21 Reeve Street,
P.O. Box 1614
Woodstock, ON N4S 7Y3
Telephone: 519-539-9800 ext. 3138
Toll Free: 1-866-537-7778


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