Roads

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, neighbourhood zones are randomly prioritized from 1 to 11 in the North and from 1 to 10 in the South, and swept in that order. Check the maps below to see where your neighbourhood falls in the sequence this year.

If you have any questions about street sweeping, please contact Dispatch at 807-625-2195

 Thunder Bay NORTH

Update as of June 17, 2024: 

  • Sweeping of downtown cores, bike lanes, and residential Areas 1, 2, 3, & 4 is now complete
  • City crews are currently sweeping arterial, collector, and residential streets in Area 5 & 6
  • Current working schedule for operations is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Please note that locations could change daily depending on factors including weather, traffic, parked vehicles, and waste collection

Check out the the 2024 North Sweeping Map to see which area your property falls within.

To see which areas are considered downtown cores, arterial or collector roadways, and bikes lanes, consult the Street Sweeping Priorities Map.

 Thunder Bay SOUTH

Update as of June 17, 2024: 

  • Sweeping of downtown cores, bike lanes, and residential Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 is now complete
  • City crews are currently sweeping arterial, collector, and residential streets in Area 6 & 7
  • Current working schedule for operations is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Please note that locations could change daily depending on factors including weather, traffic, parked vehicles, and waste collection

Check out the the 2024 South Sweeping Map to see which area your property falls within.

To see which areas are considered downtown cores, arterial or collector roadways, and bikes lanes, consult the Street Sweeping Priorities Map.

Street Sweeping Operations Video

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.

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!

Transit

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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