2020 Road Work Season Underway

Posted On Monday June 08, 2020

The City of Thunder Bay is investing $18 million in 2020, on road and sidewalk rehabilitation, residential paving, sanitary and storm sewers, watermain repair/replacement, bridge and culvert work, and streetlight renewal.

Road work 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 for or are currently undergoing road and other major infrastructure work that is expected to affect traffic.

Sewer and watermain work, and road construction:

  • Kingston Street, from James Street until the dead end
  • James Street, from Frederica Street to Kingston Street
  • Syndicate Avenue from Dease Street to Leith Street
  • Brodie Street, from Dease Street to Leith Street
  • Dease Street, from Syndicate Avenue to May Street
  • Sills Street, from Brunswick Street to East of Selkirk Street
  • Norah Street, from Donald Street to Arthur Street
  • Tupper Street, from Jean Street to Prospect Avenue
  • Shuniah Street, Clayte Street, Matthews Street and Huron Avenue
  • Balmoral Street, from Hewitson Street and Alloy Drive


Road, street lighting, bridge and sidewalk improvements:

  • River Street, from Madeline Street to High Street, for pavement resurfacing
  • Margaret Street, from Balsam Street to Gibbon Street, for pavement resurfacing and multi-use trail work
  • Centennial Park Road, from Arundel Street to the park entrance, for pavement resurfacing
  • Hazelwood Drive, from 2.1 km north of Dawson Road to 600 metres south of Melbourne Road, for pavement resurfacing
  • Leslie Avenue, from Merrill Street to Adams Street, for sidewalk improvements
  • Merrill Street, from Leslie Avenue to Grenville Avenue, for sidewalk improvements
  • Lillian Street, from Leslie Street to Grenville Avenue, for sidewalk improvements
  • Arundel Street, from Dewe Avenue to Grenville Avenue, for sidewalk improvements
  • River Street at Elm Street, for retaining wall work
  • Hartvikson Street, for sidewalk improvements and cul-de-sac work
  • Court Street at McVicar Creek, for a new Pedestrian Crossover


The above list includes major, traffic-affecting construction. Other work, including sidewalk replacements and curb and gutter repairs, is scheduled for residential areas and other areas around the City. Schedules are subject to change. For more information, visit: thunderbay.ca/roadwork

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Contact: Rick Harms, Project Engineer - 625-3071

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