Road Work

Road construction projects in the City of Thunder Bay can lead to road closures, detours and delays. Make sure to reduce your speed while driving, stay alert, and watch for workers in construction zones. View our 2018 Construction Project Map, and find out more about the city's Main Street Bridge work.

Posted On Wednesday, April 03, 2019

red traffic lightThe traffic lights at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Lillie Street will be reactivated tomorrow, April 4, 2019.  
During the first few days, the signals will be set to a flashing red light to allow drivers time to adjust to the reactivation of the signals. Drivers should treat the flashing red light as an all-way stop. The signals will then resume normal operation on Monday, April 8, 2019.
The City’s Engineering Division undertook a traffic study earlier...

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Posted On Thursday, March 14, 2019

load_restriction_signHeavy load restrictions will come into effect for the City of Thunder Bay beginning at 8 am on Friday, March 15.
During the spring thaw period, some roads cannot withstand heavy vehicle loads. Every year, the City monitors thaw progression by using forecast temperature data to calculate the Thaw Index. When the Thaw Index reaches its threshold value, the load restrictions are imposed. Once the pavement strength has been restored, the load restrictions are lifted.
Commercial...

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Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2019

Car lights in a rowThe City’s Engineering Division will be undertaking a traffic study in the area of the proposed roundabout on Victoria Avenue. The intent of the study is to determine the requirements for traffic control at the Victoria Avenue and Lillie Street intersection, and/or the Victoria Avenue and Ford Street intersection.
“During the study, the City will also be assessing community traffic concerns,” said Matthew Miedema – Project Engineer. “We will be...

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Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Bridge Closed SignPhase two of the Main Street Bridge rehabilitation will commence on Monday, March 4.
The Main Street Bridge, located between Isabel Street and Hammond Avenue, is undergoing rehabilitation to improve and repair key elements of the structure in order to increase its lifespan and provide a reliable and safe means of transportation for years to come.
Phase two work will include continuing concrete repairs on the piers and coating of the structural steel. There will be a continuous...

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Posted On Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Snow RemovalThe City’s Roads Section is working hard to manage winter control conditions. All resources are currently cleaning up from the winter event on Monday and will be preparing for the upcoming forecasted snowfall.
Residents are asked to help us work efficiently:
Be careful! Stay back when following a plow or sander. Give these large pieces of equipment
extra room to maneuver. Do not pass. Turning a plow in an intersection often means the driver must back up...

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