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Southbound James Street Reduced to One Lane

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 02:42 PM

Southbound traffic on James Street between Arthur and Isabella Streets is currently reduced to one lane to facilitate repairs to a sewer connection in the area.

The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of the day on Thursday, Dec. 15.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the area.

To report any issues, residents are asked to contact City Dispatch at 625-2195.

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Contact:  David Briand, Operations & Maintenance Supervisor, 474-4819

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City Urges Motorists to Drive with Caution

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 04:31 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is advising residents to drive with caution as road conditions throughout the city are icy and slippery.

City roads crews are currently sanding and salting streets, and will continue these operations until conditions improve.

During all poor weather events, for safety reasons, residents are asked to limit any unnecessary trips, drive slowly, and maintain a safe distance between vehicles.

To report a problem, contact City Dispatch at 625-2195. 

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City Bike Lanes to Close for Winter Season

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 03:23 PM

In anticipation of the winter season, the City’s bike lanes will be “closed” from Nov. 15 to April 30. During this period, riders are still permitted to use bike lanes and roadways but must be aware that during the winter months, bike lanes will not be cleared of debris and may be used for snow storage as necessary.

“All riders choosing to use bike lanes and roadways during the winter are advised to exercise caution, and all road users are reminded to share the road, be aware of other vehicles and...

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James Street to Close Between Gordon Street and Mary Street

Posted on Friday, October 28, 2022 03:34 PM

Beginning Monday, Oct. 31, James Street between Gordon Street and Mary Street will be closed to allow for rehabilitation work on the railway crossing.

The work is expected to last five days.

A detour route using Walsh Street to Neebing Avenue to Mary Street will be posted.

Motorists are asked to obey the construction signs, drive with caution in the area and to contact City Dispatch at 625-2195 if they experience any issues.      

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James Street To Be Closed for Line Painting

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2022 03:45 PM

A section of James Street between Victoria Avenue and Arthur Street will be closed over the weekend to allow crews to complete line painting.

The work is anticipated to be completed and the road reopened in two days.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the area.

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Contact:          Brian Newman, Project Engineer – 807-625-2521