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Reduced Load Restrictions Will Be Lifted Wednesday

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 07:00 AM

The Reduced Load Restrictions that were implemented on March 16 within the city will be lifted on Wednesday, May 13 at 8 am.  
Restrictions are put in place annually to protect City roads from damage during the spring thaw. Cooperation from residents helps prevent excessive damage to the streets. 
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Contact: David Binch, Traffic Technologist – Engineering, 625-2195

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Boulevard Lake Dam Rehabilitation to Begin May 4

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:15 AM

The Boulevard Lake Dam rehabilitation is set to begin on Monday, May 4, with the project expected to be completed by the end of 2021. The Boulevard Lake Dam Walkway will be closed for the duration of the project.

Starting at the end of June, water levels in Boulevard Lake will be lowered to install cofferdams needed to complete the work. As a result, summer activities including swimming, canoeing and kayaking will be suspended this summer.

“The Boulevard Lake Dam is approximately 100 years old,” said...


Road Construction to Close Section of James Street South

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2020 05:45 AM

Starting on Monday, May 4, construction will begin on James Street South, between Gore Street and Kingston Street. Construction will include repairs to storm sewer and concrete sidewalk. Work is expected to take approximately nine weeks to complete. 

Traffic heading north-south will be directed to take Mountdale Avenue, using Gore Street and Montreal Street.

Those travelling near the construction zone are asked to use extra caution and obey all posted signage.

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Calendar Parking Regulations Come to an End for the Season

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM

The Parking Authority announced today that, effective immediately, Calendar Parking regulations are waived.

Based on the warm weather predicted in the short-range forecast the decision was made to end Calendar Parking restrictions as of today.

We remind motorists that some streets may still have snowbanks and to be cautious when parking to ensure there is enough space for emergency vehicle access. 

In consultation with the General Manager of the Infrastructure & Operations, the Parking Authority...


Reduced Load Restrictions Take Effect

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020 12:15 PM

The Ministry of Transportation’s Provincial Reduced Load Regulations are expected to come into effect shortly. Heavy load restrictions will apply within the City of Thunder Bay limits beginning at 8 am on Monday, March 16. 

The Reduced Load Restrictions apply to all streets within the City of Thunder Bay limits with the exception the streets, or portions of streets, listed below which are exempt. The reduced loads exemption restrictions map can be viewed online at