By Chad ingram
Published Jan. 11 2017
Anyone travelling through Dorset thisspring can expect to take a detour.
During a Jan. 11 Haliburton Countyroads committee meeting councillors gave roads director Craig Douglaspre-budget approval for work on Dorset's Main Street bridge.
“2017 is the year it needs to berehabilitated” Douglas told councillors. “It's a one-lanebridge so to rehabilitate we have to close it.”
Residents will need to use the Highway35 bridge during the construction period which it's hoped willbegin in early spring and be complete by the end of June leavingthe bridge open for the peak summer season of July and August.
Dorset sits partly in the HaliburtonCounty in Algonquin Highlands township and partly in the Districtof Muskoka in Lake of Bays township. The project is a joint onebetween the county and Muskoka with each municipality contributing$500000.
Of Haliburton County's portion$375000 will come from reserves.
Rehab work was last done on the bridgein 2003.
The tender for the work was issued Jan.11 with the deadline for bids Jan. 26.