The City's Roads and Engineering Divisions maintain our roads and sidewalks. Check out the latest road work updates and whether heavy load restrictions are in effect. Find out where to park and learn about our traffic signal pedestrian and crossing system, roundabouts and crossing guards. The City also outlines our snow removal system during the winter months and provides an opportunity for residents to report potholes.

Street Sweeping 

Street sweeping removes sand so it does not hinder visibility of road line markings, keeps the lanes clear for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, reduces the risk of damage to vehicles, and keeps road sand out of our rivers and lakes. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to use extra caution when travelling near a street sweeper.

Each year, north side and south side neighbourhood zones are randomly prioritized from 1 to 10, and swept in that order. Check this year's map to see where your neighbourhood falls in the sequence this year.

Street Sweeping Map - North Side 2023
Street Sweeping Map - South Side 2023

The following video shows what really happens during a street sweeping operation. Equipment includes tank trucks, "small brooms," "large brooms," and dump trucks! Roadways are left spic and span.

Street Sweeping Operations in Thunder Bay Video

Active transportation

We promote active transportation in our community, such as biking and walking. Learn how you can get fit, healthy, and save money by walking, cycling, and more!


Thunder Bay Transit is your best way to get around the City. Find out more about our schedules, routes and more.

Help us keep our roads clean

Help us keep our roads and sidewalks clean through our Adopt-A-Road program.

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