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Road Work Ahead this Fall


September 23, 2010 – Road construction projects can result in road closures, detours and delays for drivers. Watch for signage and please drive with extra care in construction zones. The following areas are scheduled for road and other major infrastructure work expected to affect traffic between Sept. 23 and Oct. 21, 2010.

The City’s Capital Budget provides funding for these projects. Some of this year’s construction projects, including road and bridge work, are funded in part, through the Federal Gas Tax Program.

For more information or to view a map of construction projects, visit www.thunderbay.ca/roadworkahead.

Road Work Ahead:

Road work will begin shortly to construct the extension of Innovation Drive intersecting with Golf Links Road north of the Harbour Expressway. There will be southbound lane closures on Golf Links Road. Follow posted signage.
  • Dublin Street from Valley Street to Walkover Street will be closed to local traffic to allow for the reconstruction of the watermain, ditching and road resurfacing.
  • Pavement inspections of all streets in the City have commenced. A clearly marked van equipped with pavement inspection equipment will be driving throughout the City over the next few weeks. Motorists should be aware that the van will be traveling at slightly reduced speeds to collect information and should pass with caution.
  • Road work on Walsh Street from Kingsway Street to Edward Street, Harold Street from Miles Street to Victoria Avenue. Expect detours, lane closures and possible driveway access restrictions in some locations.
  • Machar Avenue from Bay Street to Wilson Street will be closed to local traffic to allow for the reconstruction of the sanitary sewer and existing watermain.
  • Detailed visual bridge inspections of all pedestrian and vehicular bridges are ongoing. In some cases, lanes of traffic may be closed to facilitate inspections.
  • Road repaving work is scheduled on East Francis Street. Local access only during construction.
  • Sidewalk replacement is scheduled for Northern Avenue from Vickers Street to May Street. The sidewalk will be closed during construction and some driveway access will be disrupted. Parking and lane closures will occur.
  • Bay Street from Secord Street to Dixon Street will be closed to allow for the reconstruction of the sanitary sewer, watermain, installation of a new storm sewer as well as new curb and gutter, sidewalks and resurfacing.
  • Storm Sewer construction on Rosslyn Road from Neebing Avenue to the 15th Side Road. Lane closures and detours will be in effect as the work proceeds.
  • Nugent Street from Villa Street to McVicar Street will be closed to allow for the reconstruction of the sanitary sewer, watermain, new curb and gutter resurfacing.
  • Dawson Street from Algoma Street to Peter Street will be closed to allow for the reconstruction of the sanitary sewer and existing watermain, complete with new curb and gutter, sidewalks where necessary, and resurfacing.
  • McDonald Street from McGillivary Street to McNaughton Street will be closed to local traffic to allow for the reconstruction of the sanitary sewer and existing watermain, complete with new curb and gutter, sidewalks where necessary and resurfacing.
  • Sanitary sewer lining will be taking place in various locations throughout the city, please drive carefully in these zones and follow road signage.
  • The above list includes major, traffic-affecting construction only. Work including sidewalk replacements is also proceeding in residential areas and other areas around the City. The schedule is subject to change. Watch for the final 2010 Road Work Ahead update next month.

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    Contact:      Rick Harms, Project Engineer – Engineering, 625-3071
                       Brian Newman, Project Engineer – Engineering, 625-2521