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With Connecting Link construction wrapping up for the season, the temporary detour in place along Brunette Rd. and Second Ave. will be removed. Algonquin Blvd. E. is expected to open early the week of November 13, 2023. The City’s Traffic Dept. is prioritizing the replacement of stop signs along Second Ave. at the intersections of Spruce St. S. and Balsam St. S. Motorists should be prepared to stop on Monday, November 13.

Both intersections along Second Ave. will be returned to an all-way or 4-way stop with all motor vehicles on approach coming to a complete stop. At a 4-way stop, the first vehicle to come to a complete stop has the right-of-way. If two or more cars stop at the same time, right-of-way goes to the vehicle on the right.

This year, construction has been completed on Connecting Link Segment 6 through the Mountjoy intersection, Segment 7 from Mountjoy to just east of Balsam St. N., and Segment 2 on Riverside Dr. from Shirley St. to Government Rd. The downtown segments of the Connecting Link are part of a three-year contract, with construction on Segment 8 beginning next spring. Segment 8 will include the removal of the underpass on Algonquin Blvd. E. and the addition of a dedicated snowmobile crossing just east of Brunette Rd.

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Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Nov 09, 2023 at 10:26 AM
At the December 06, 2022 City Council meeting, amendments to Traffic By-law 1983-2004 have been added to recognize dedicated left turn lanes at five city intersections. Each intersection was already designed to include dedicated left turn lanes to regulate and control traffic.

Left turn arrows have been painted on the dedicated left turn lanes at:
• Mountjoy St. and Algonquin Blvd. – north and south
• Cameron St. S at Algonquin Blvd. W – north
• Theriault Blvd. at Algonquin Blvd. W – south
• Preston St. at Algonquin Blvd. W – north and south
• Airport Rd. at Westmount Blvd. – north and south

The lane is used for left turns only, yielding to oncoming traffic, pedestrians and cyclists before making a left turn. The use of dedicated left turn lanes is designed to improve road safety and operation. The lanes serve to separate turning traffic from through traffic and increase capacity of the road.

For additional information, contact Service Timmins at or by phone at 705-264-1331.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Nov 08, 2023 at 11:23 AM
When it snows, the City’s Public Works Dept. is responsible for a variety of winter services including salting/sanding, plowing and snow removal on both our roads and maintained sidewalks. It’s a massive job and requires a specific strategy to ensure that our crews and fleet are ready keep the city moving.

Public Works has a winter readiness plan that includes testing all snow clearing equipment, placing sand supplies at designated yards across the city, and training any new staff on how to respond to the effects of cold winter weather.

As we gear up for winter, residents can help with preparations by removing any temporary basketball nets or recreation equipment from the end of driveways and curbs. Keep curbs and driveways clear to help with snow removal and plowing.

Two winter by-laws will shortly go into effect that help ensure Public Works can complete snow removal operations. The winter overnight parking ban takes effect on Wednesday, November 1 until April 30, 2024. Any vehicle parked on the street between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. will be subject to a $50 fine and the vehicle may be towed at the expense of the owner (unless you are in an area exempt from the winter parking ban).

The City of Timmins will inform residents of winter road maintenance with temporary “no parking” snow removal signs (yellow and red in colour), posted before snow removal begins. A weekly snow removal schedule will also be posted online at Remember to look for signs posted on your street to ensure parking has not been restricted in your area.

The City of Timmins Snow By-law 1993-4162 provides guidelines for clearing snow from your property. Snow must never be placed onto the street or sidewalk. Moving snow from your driveway onto the sidewalk or street can create various safety hazards, obstruct pedestrian traffic, or obstruct the view of drivers. Even a small amount of snow left on a sidewalk can cause accessibility issues for some our residents.

If you plan on installing a temporary winter car shelter, you will require a permit from the City of Timmins. A seasonal structure permit is just $15. Approved temporary tent shelters can be erected between October 1 and April 30. You will need to submit an application (available online at, your site plan, and payment to Service Timmins.

For additional information, contact Service Timmins at or by phone at 705-264-1331.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Nov 01, 2023 at 9:33 AM
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