UPDATE June 14th 2:05 PM: The Town of Prescott’s Director of Administration, Lindsey Veltkamp, provided MyPrescottNow with a more detailed timeline in the following statement:
“We are scheduling the construction to take place following the upcoming RiverWalk Promenade events scheduled to take place July 1st to 3rd and again July 29th – August 1st. Once the promenade events are over then work will begin with a completion date sometime in August.”
Prescott’s Director of Administration, Lindsey Veltkamp, says plans are being made to start work on repairing the sidewalk on Edward Street.
The stretch of the walkway between King Street and Water Street has roots from some nearby trees pushing its interlocking bricks apart, preventing people in wheelchairs from using it.
“At this time, we don’t have a specific start date,” Veltkamp says, “but the work should start in July and we hope to have the work completed by the end of August.”
Talks about repairing the sidewalk began in 2020, and the decision was made to remove the trees and re-lay the bricks at a council meeting early last week.
New trees indigenous to the South Grenville region will be planted elsewhere in town to replace the ones being taken down.