Roundabout project to result in 10-week closure of a portion of County Road 56 in Essa

News release – County of Simcoe

In Essa Township, County Road 56 south of County Road 21 will be inaccessible for north- and southbound traffic for approximately 10 weeks, starting August 28, 2023.

Local residents and emergency services have been kept informed through the County’s construction newsletters. These closures are a necessary part of the County’s investment to build up transportation infrastructure and improve traffic flow and safety. Temporary road closures for construction result in a shorter schedule, reduced cost, reduced traffic impacts, and a safer work environment for the contractor.

Detour routes using County roads will be posted. Access will be maintained for local residents and businesses.

All drivers are reminded to be safe, follow signage instructions and speed limits, and use caution when driving through the construction zone.​ If possible, drivers are advised to avoid the area while closures are in place.

About the County Road 56 Roundabout Project
The County is currently constructing​ a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of County Roads 56 and 21. There will also be improvements made to storm water drainage, and lighting will be installed. These improvements will enhance public safety through grade changes to improve sightlines at the intersection. The reconstruction will also improve traffic flow in the area. Learn more about the project and traffic impacts at

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