In 2019, the City of Thunder Bay invested $30 million on road and sidewalk rehabilitation, residential paving, sanitary and storm sewers, watermain repair/replacement, bridge and culvert work, and streetlight renewal.

“We’d like to thank residents for their patience during the road work season which often resulted in road closures, detours and delays,” said Kayla Dixon, Director – Engineering & Operations. “These inconveniences resulted in improved infrastructure across our city that citizens can now use and benefit from.”

Highlights from the 2019 construction season included:

  • Four new pedestrian crossovers installed across the city at the intersections of: High Street and Bay Street; Victoria Avenue and Ford Street; Junot Avenue and Windsor Street; and Algonquin Avenue and Windsor Street - which will all be activated at the end of this week
  • Work on Junot Avenue, between John Street and Walkover Street, is now complete and involved widening to four lanes, extended active transportation trails, new sidewalks, underground municipal service work, curb and gutter work, and a pedestrian crossover
  • Work on Donald Street from Syndicate Avenue to Vickers Street involved asphalt resurfacing, sidewalks, curb and gutter work, new curb extensions, streetscaping, and sewer and water work
  • Pavement resurfacing of Dawson Road, from Strand Avenue to Fassina Street
  • Pavement resurfacing of Victoria Avenue, between Edward Street and Lillie Street including a pedestrian crossover
  • New storm sewer and watermain replacement on James Street between Riverview Drive and Victoria Avenue
  • Watermain replacement on Edward Street between Churchill Drive and Ward Avenue
  • New low impact development stormwater facility as part of Hinton Avenue watermain replacement

“We are thrilled that the final stage of construction on the Golf Links/Junot Corridor is now complete,” said Rick Harms – Project Engineer. “Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists will all benefit from the many enhancements made to this important roadway.”

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Contact:       Rick Harms – Project Engineer, 625-3071