Estimated five more weeks until MacEwen reopening

The MacEwen station site at the corner of Main Street North and Queen Street West in Chesterville, as it appeared late last week. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — The ongoing multi-million-dollar makeover of the MacEwen station here will take another five weeks or so to complete.

That’s the latest rough estimate of MacEwen Petroleum President Peter MacEwen. “We ran into a few snags with the civil [underground] work,” MacEwen said late last week, explaining the delay.

The $1.7-million project began in the summer with the demolition of two homes and the start of construction on a larger convenience store; fuel sales were suspended in Dec. 9 when work progressed to the stage of demolishing the old store and tearing out the existing pumps and overhead canopy to make way for a new ones. New underground tanks were also installed.

The company had initially hoped the place would temporarily close for as little as two to three months to accommodate construction. The site on the corner of Main Street North and Queen Street West was last updated about 20 years ago.

 

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