A $3-million reconstruction project is in the works for High Street in Vankleek Hill, when the storm sewer, water main, curbs, sidewalks and repairs to the sanitary sewer will take place, along with full reconstruction of the road. The project is part of the connecting link (Highway 34) which connects Highway 17 to Highway 417.

A public meeting will take place on April 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Vankleek Hill Community Centre (upstairs) at 36 Mill Street in Vankleek Hill.

The work will take place from Main Street (County Road 10) to the south village limits of Vankleek Hill.

Work will likely begin in June and continue until October, according to Champlain Township’s Director of Public Works, James McMahon. The tenders for the work will go out in April, McMahon said.

Most of the project is funded by the province of Ontario, but the cost of water main replacement and repairs to the existing sanitary sewer will be picked up by Champlain Township. The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will pay for storm sewer work as part of the reconstruction.

Whether or not the street will remain open has yet to be determined.

“We’re still working on it. We do want to maintain one lane open all the time, but we are not sure about that yet,” McMahon said.

Likewise, the cost of the sanitary sewer repairs and water main work will not be known until the detailed design is complete.