Northumberland County is committed to maintaining our roads and bridges to ensure safety of drivers and pedestrians.

Road construction and paving projects

Each year, we identify County roads and bridges that need maintenance. Please see the list or map below for information about paving and construction projects scheduled for the 2024 construction season. Please expect delays or road closures in these areas during their proposed construction schedule. 

View our 2024 Construction Map

2024 Construction program
Work typeCounty Road(s)Location(s)LengthProposed schedule
Crack sealing County Road 9 Woodvale School Road to Halstead Beach Road 5.3 km summer
Crack sealing  County Road 23 Massey Road to Edwardson Road 3.0 km summer
Crack sealing County Road 25 County Road 21 to Highway 401 3.5 km summer
Crack sealing County Road 22 Mount Pleasant Road to Landon Road 1.5 km summer
Micro-surfacing County Road 10 County Road 9 to Northumberland Boundary 5.8 km summer
Micro-surfacing County Road 74 County Road 28 to McClelland Road 2.1 km summer
Road paving County Road 15 County Road 9 to County Road 18 3.0 km summer
Road Paving  County Road 41 County Road 30 to County Road 26 3.7 km summer
Road reconstruction County Road 64 Brighton, start of two-year construction from Harbour Street to Stoney Point Road 4.9 km 2024/25
Burnley Creek Bridge County Road 25 Warkworth County Road 25 (Dominion Road) just north of County Road 29 N/A summer
Retaining wall County Road 45 County Road 45 approx. 400 m north of County Road 15 (Harwood Rd) in Baltimore N/A summer

What type of work do these projects involve?

Definitions of work types
  • Bridge rehabilitation: Rehabilitation work to the existing structure and approaches to repair existing deficiencies and extend the structure's functional life.
  • Crack sealing: Asphalt preservation that involves sealing existing cracks to improve drivability and extend the life of existing roadway.
  • Culvert rehabilitation: Work to rehabilitate existing culverts and repair existing deficiencies to extend the structure's functional life.
  • Intersection improvements: Repairs, replacements and upgrades to correct deficiencies, improve accessibility and/or improve intersection safety.
  • Micro-surfacing: Asphalt preservation that involves the installation of a thin paved surface to seal and extend the life of the existing roadway.
  • Paving: Asphalt rehabilitation that involves the removal and reinstatement of the asphalt driving surface.
  • Retaining wall: Work to rehabilitate and/or replace existing retaining walls and repair existing deficiencies to extend the structure's functional life.
  • Rail crossing improvements: Work to rehabilitate/install rail crossing safety measures.
  • Surface treatment: Road pulverization and grading, spreading of emulsion and stone, sweeping and removal of excess material.

Major construction projects

In addition to our annual road construction program, we also have long-term, large-scale construction projects underway, including building new bridges and facilities. For more information about these projects, please visit our Major Construction Projects page.

Tips for driving in construction zones

Driving safely through construction zones can help protect our loved ones at work on construction sites. Follow these safety tips while driving through a construction zone to keep everyone safe: 

  • Go slow in the zone – speed limits are often lowered in construction zones to keep workers safe around traffic and keep drivers safe from possible hazards
  • Stay alert and proceed with caution
  • Pay close attention to work zone flaggers and directional signs and/or devices
  • Keep a safe distance behind the car in front of you
  • Keep up with the traffic flow
  • Do not change lanes in construction zones
  • Avoid distracted driving including changing radio stations or using mobile phones
  • Keep an eye on workers and their equipment
  • Be patient – work zones are necessary to improve our roads and make them safer