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Section of Balmoral Street to Close for Asphalt Resurfacing

Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 08:00 AM

Balmoral Street, between Hartland Street and Montgomery Street, will be closed to through traffic starting on Thursday, Sept. 30, for asphalt resurfacing work.

Work is expected to be completed by Friday, Oct. 8, but weather conditions and other factors may impact project timelines.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the area of the construction and detours.

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Contact: Matthew Miedema, Project Engineer, 625-3050

Section of Neebing Avenue to Close for Rail Crossing Rehabilitation

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:15 AM

Neebing Avenue, between Montreal Street and Broadway Avenue, will be closed to through traffic on Sunday, September 26, from 7 am – 7 pm, to allow for rehabilitation work on the CP rail crossing. Traffic will be able to access Montreal Street from Mountdale Avenue.

The construction schedule is subject to change, as various factors – such as weather – can have an impact on project timelines.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, and those travelling in the area are asked to use extra...

Public Invited to ‘Try Out the Roundabout’ Prior to Official Opening

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:15 AM

Prior to the expected opening of the Edward St. and Redwood Ave. roundabout this weekend, the City is hosting a pop-up education event on Sept. 24 from 1-3 pm for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to learn firsthand the ins and outs of roundabouts.

City staff will be on site near the roundabout in the Northwood Mall parking lot where they will share an educational video and answer questions about how roundabouts are designed to maximize safety, minimize delay and decrease fuel consumption.



City Participating in Greener Lignin-Based Asphalt Trial

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 11:30 AM

The City of Thunder Bay will be the first location in Ontario to trial a new lignin-based asphalt. Lignin is a by-product of the forestry industry and will result in a greener, more environmentally-friendly alternative to the asphalt currently used.

FPInnovations is spearheading the trial. The first trial of the lignin-based asphalt in Canada took place this summer in Sturgeon County, Alberta, and was deemed successful.

In 2019, with support from the City of Thunder Bay’s CEDC, FPInnovations and Resolute...

Section of Island Drive to Close for One Week

Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2021 09:30 AM

Island Drive, between Atlantic Avenue and Main Street, will close to all through traffic for approximately one week, beginning on Monday, Sept. 13. This closure allows for repairs to the two rail crossings on this stretch of road. 

Motorists are asked to obey the construction signs, drive with caution, and use alternate routes around the construction zone.

Final paving of Island Drive between the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway and Main Street will be completed in the following weeks.

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Contact: Matthew...