Drivers who use North Shore Road can expect some traffic delays this week. That’s because Algonquin Highlands is getting to work on installing a culvert under the road.

Interim Township Operations Manager Brian Nicholson says traffic will be reduced to one lane while crews put in the culvert by 1037 North Shore Road.   Nicholson says he is hopeful the job will be done during the May long weekend. Algonquin Highlands will be working on the stretch from Highway 35 to St. Peter’s Road.

The township was hoping to complete all repairs on North Shore Road this year but it would have cost a total of just under $2 million. Algonquin Highlands’ request for funding from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund was denied so the township is working on one half of the road this year, with the remainder to be done next summer.

Last year, Mayor Carol Moffatt said the road is in rough shape and it needs to be fixed.