Cycling News
July 26, 2017
The County of Haliburton is presently conducting a corridor study on County Road 21. The study area is from County Road 1 (Gelert Road) to Peninsula Drive. They have engaged the consulting firm AECOM to do the study and have posted some possible improvements, which include some designs that will be big improvements for walking and cycling. The information boards that show the design ideas are posted here

The public is invited to take a look and send in comments. You can send comments online from the webpage, or directly by email to Craig Douglas, Director of Public Works [email protected] and/or Vanessa Skelton, the project manager [email protected] This is a great opportunity to let the county know that it's important to include cycling and active transportation in roads planning.

Comments can be sent until August 4.
July 4, 2017 - Road work updates for the Haliburton Highlands - be aware that these roads will be under construction and plan your route accordingly.

County  Road 1 (Gelert Road) - work will include rehabilitation and hot mix paving from Pringle Road approximately 4.4 km easterly. This requires the current surface to be pulverized, so expect rough surface. Work scheduled to take place in July. Finished surface will include 1.0 m paved shoulders on both sides.

County Road 18 (Kashagawigamog Lake Road) - same treatment as above, about 1.5 km between CR 21 and CR 17. Work schedule to take place in July.

County Road 14 (Haliburton Lake Road) - single surface treatment from CR6 (Eagle Lake Road) to CR19 (Harburn Road). Asphalt emulsion and aggregate are applied over existing surface. Timeframe to be confirmed.

Rail Trail - Granite fines have been applied to the surface from Donald south approximately 3.5 km, making it greatly improved for cycling. A few other rough sections north of Donald also had some fines added.