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2021 Road Work Season has begun

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:15 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is investing $32 million in 2021 on road and sidewalk rehabilitation, residential paving, sanitary and storm sewers, watermain repair/replacement, bridge and culvert work, and streetlight renewal.

This month marks the start of a busy road work season that can result in road closures, detours and delays for drivers. All residents are reminded to reduce their speed, be alert, watch for workers and drive with extra care in construction zones.  

The following areas are scheduled...

Heavy Load Restrictions to Be Lifted May 10

Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2021 11:30 AM

The City of Thunder Bay will be removing seasonal load restrictions on Monday, May 10 at 8:00 am. The roadway weight restrictions are instituted each spring in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Provincial Reduced Load Regulations, to protect the roads from damage until the frost is out of the ground. 

To view a reduced loads restrictions exemptions map, visit our Heavy Loads page. For more information or to obtain a print or fax copy of the above list, contact the...

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Water Street North Reduced to Two Lanes on Thursday

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 01:00 PM

As a result of a scheduled hydrant repair, Water Street North between Bay Street and Cumberland Street will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes (one northbound and one southbound), beginning on Thursday, April 15, at 8 am. Slower traffic can be expected during the repair.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the repair area.

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Contact: Adam Tempelman, Acting Superintendent – WD/WWC Operations & Maintenance, 684-3182

Public Consultation on Red Light Cameras Begins

Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:15 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is studying the possibility of implementing a Red Light Camera Program at 10 intersections where accidents have been caused by red light running. Residents are invited to take an online survey through the City’s public engagement platform, and share their input on red light cameras for Thunder Bay. 

“In Ontario, many serious traffic accidents involve right-angle collisions, where a vehicle running a red light hits the side of a vehicle that has entered...

Heavy Load Restrictions to Take Effect

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 08:30 AM

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Reduced Load Period is expected to come into effect shortly. In conjunction with this, Heavy Load Restrictions will apply within the City of Thunder Bay limits beginning at 8 am on Monday, March 15. 

Heavy Load Restrictions will apply to all streets within the City of Thunder Bay limits, with the exception of those streets or portions of streets listed below, which are exempt:

Reduced Load Period - Highway Exemptions