Road Closure Notice - County Rd 56

County of Simcoe
County Road 21 and County Road 56 Intersection Improvements
Construction Newsletter No. 2

Simcoe County Engineering, Planning & Environmental Division
Transportation and Engineering Department
August 24, 2023
County Road 56 at County Road 21 South Closure
Starting August 28, 2023

Media Release & Map

County Road 56 at County Road 21 South Closure

Please be advised that County Road 56 will be temporarily closed south of County Road 21 starting on August 28, 2023 for construction. The closure will last for approximately 10 weeks.

County Road 56 south of County Road 21 will be inaccessible for traffic traveling North and South on County Road 56, during the closure.

Access to residences and businesses on County Road 56 and County Road 21 will be maintained at all times.

Detour routes will be set up and advanced warning signs will be installed on CR 56 and CR 21 to warn motorists of the road closure.

Detour routes are as follows:
• CR21 West to CR10 South to CR89 East; and
• CR89 West to CR10 North to CR21 East.

Designated detour route maps have been included with this newsletter and additional correspondence will be distributed to advise of the exact dates for future road closures as the project progresses. 

How will I get to My Residence/Business?

The Contractor will maintain access to your residence/business. 

The contractor will give prior notice of any access restrictions to the residences/businesses. If you have any special needs for wheelchair access, please advise the CIMA+ Construction Inspector (Mark Douglin).

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.


Construction involves the use of heavy equipment and the unavoidable creation of obstacles. We ask that you caution your children to stay clear of the working area. We ask that you take extra caution during the construction period to ensure everyone’s safety.

Who Do I Call If I Have a Problem?

If you have any questions regarding the construction, please call:


Site Inspector
Mark Douglin
Mobile – (647) 354-5407

Dufferin Construction
Project Superintendent
Ray Elliott
Mobile – (249) 288 5936

County of Simcoe
Project Engineer
Claire Walker, P. Eng, PMP
Office – (705) 726-9300 Ext. 1168 

Contract Administrator
Maya Asmar
Office – (289) 288-028 Ext. 6842
Mobile – (365) 323-1263

Dufferin Construction
Construction Coordinator
Zaid Abbas
Office – (705) 726-8061
Mobile – (249) 288-9428

County of Simcoe
Manager, Transportation Construction
Julie Scruton, P. Eng
Office – (705) 726-9300 Ext. 1176

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