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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...

Section of John Street Road to Close for Three Weeks

Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2021 07:30 AM

John Street Road between Woodcrest Road and Belrose Road will be closed to through traffic starting on Wednesday, Sept. 8, for landfill forcemain work. The posted detour route will be Woodcrest Road, Goods Road, and Belrose Road.

The present work is estimated to take three weeks, but weather conditions and other factors may impact project timelines. 

This is the first stage of a project taking place along John Street Road between Sunflower Road and the Solid Waste & Recycling Facility,...

Roundabout Education Event – Saturday, Aug. 21

Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2021 12:30 PM

As the new traffic roundabout at the corner of Edward Street North and Redwood Avenue East nears completion, the City’s Engineering Department will hold a Roundabout Education Event on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 11 am to 3 pm.

The public are invited to meet & greet City staff at the corner of Edward Street North and Churchill Drive to receive information on how to use the roundabout, before proceeding up Edward Street to try it.

Please follow the posted detour route on James Street to Churchill Drive...