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The City of Timmins Environmental Services & Public Utilities department wishes to advise the public of water infrastructure maintenance activities that may affect water quality on Dwyer Ave., from Les Hall St. to Vipond Rd. This is schedule to start May 16, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All homes and businesses in the affected area could be without water for a few hours as well coloured water and lower than normal water pressures

If you experience brown or rust-coloured water during the schedule water maintenance, it is recommended not to drink or wash laundry with the discoloured water. While it is not harmful to your health, it can stain laundry. Should this occur, it is advised to turn on the COLD water tap closest to the source (usually your laundry tub tap) and let it run for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the water colour has returned to normal.

City staff would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation during this work.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 16, 2023 at 12:14 PM
  

The City of Timmins would like to advise the public that work on the Crawford St./Ferguson Rd. watermain extension will be begin Monday, May 16 until August, 2023. The project will provide reliable drinking water and fire flows for all businesses and private residences east of Crawford St.

Currently, a single line supplies water to 1,180 water services and fire hydrants to the eastern limits of the City's distribution system. When this main is compromised, flow in the area is limited. The installation of 1,275m of new watermain will provide new services for the properties adjacent to the new main and a new fire hydrant for fire suppression.

Work will be done in small sections with minor lane reductions around the work area. Traffic controls will be in place and drivers are asked to slow down when proceeding through the work zone. The City does not anticipate any disruption to water service while the new line is being installed.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation while we complete this necessary work.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 15, 2023 at 1:32 PM
  

The City of Timmins Traffic Department is providing an update on line painting for bike lanes and traffic disruptions on Theriault Blvd. and Jubilee Ave. The City will begin line painting of the centre turn lane lines on Jubilee Ave. by the end of the month, followed by the centre yellow dividing line on Theriault Blvd., and the white skip dividing lines and bike lanes. Once the bike lane solid white lines are painted, traffic crews will paint the bike symbols within the bike lanes.

Bike lanes installed in the conflict zones on Theriault Blvd. and Jubilee (areas where vehicles cross, merge with, or diverge from a lane of traffic) will have the bike lane dividing lines and bike symbols painted white. Public Works has decided to pause on reinstalling the green thermoplastic surface at this time. The Traffic Dept. is currently researching alternative pavement marking products that will work best with our weather, road maintenance activities, and road conditions. The white bike lane lines and symbols comply with the provincial standards in the Ontario Traffic Manual – Book 18 – Cycling Facilities.

The City’s road stripe painting truck is currently undergoing annual maintenance ahead of a busy season. Line painting is dependent the completion of street sweeping, weather, temperature and humidity to ensure the paint adheres to the road surface and dries quickly. Line painting operations are a seasonal task. The line paint we use between May 1 and October 15 is required to be water-based to protect the environment and public health from the effects of air pollution by reducing Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions.

The City of Timmins appreciates your patience and cooperation as crews work around the city to maintain our roads and active transportation network. For more information on the use of bike lanes and cycling in Timmins, visit: https://www.timmins.ca/cycling/bike_lanes.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 12, 2023 at 2:50 PM
  

Night Time Street Sweeping 9:30 pm to 7:30 am

From May 14 to May 17, 2023, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing night time street sweeping in the areas listed below.

Sunday, May 14, Starting 9:30 pm:

Connecting Link: Riverside (Mattagami to School Road)

Connecting Link: Schumacher HWY

Monday, May 15, Starting 9:30 pm:

Connecting Link: Riverside (School Road to Clifford)

Connecting Link: Schumacher HWY

Tuesday, May 16, Starting 9:30 pm:

Connecting Link: Riverside (Clifford to Shirley)

South Porcupine: Golden, Bruce, Main, Crawford

Wednesday, May 17, Starting 9:30 pm:

BIA: Pine (Fifth to Kirby), Cedar (Fifth to First)

South Porcupine: TBD

Daytime Street Sweeping 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

From May 14 to May 19, 2023, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing street sweeping in the areas listed below.

Monday, May 15, Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins South: Sterling (Spruce to Mountjoy), Moneta, Cody, Delmonte, Southern

South Porcupine: Strachan, Quebec, Legion

Tuesday, May 16, Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins North: Rea, Powerline, Cameron (Vimy to dead end), Anne (Cameron to Dead end)

South Porcupine: Moore, Golden, Laffin

Wednesday, May 17, Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins South: Columbus, Montgomery, Wendy

South Porcupine: Evans, Tisdale, Dunn, Smith

Thursday, May 18, Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins South: Way (Mountjoy to Preston), Way (Rea to Cameron), Kent, Windsor, Bannerman

Schumacher: TBD

Friday, May 19, Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins South: Belanger, Fogg (Commercial to Wilson), Cloutier (Bannerman to Wilson)

South Porcupine: Bloor, Strachan, Quebec

Note on the Plan:

Sweeping Operations will take several weeks to complete. There is a lot of sand to pick up every year, so we ask residents to remain patient. Weather conditions and mechanical issues play a major role in how quickly Public Works can complete the sweeping operations. Heavy rain and subzero temperatures will halt operations.

Posted No Parking Signs Advising Spring Maintenance:

Public Works would like to remind residents that yellow No Parking Signs will be posted to notify that Spring Maintenance will be taking place for daytime operations. Vehicles not complying with these No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed to allow for Street Sweeping Crew to advance.

Priority Sequence for Street Sweeping Operations:

Day Operation:

Street Sweeping is never done in the area where Sanitation is taken place.

High density residential areas (Older Section of City: one-ways, narrow streets);

Low density residential areas

Night Operation:

Highway sections;

High density commercial sections;

Main Arterial Routes.

Safety:

A reminder to respect safety signage as the safety of workers is very important.  

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Public Works

Posted by Stephanie Tessier  On May 12, 2023 at 2:16 PM
  
City contractors for Segment 2 of the Connecting Link along Riverside Dr. will be onsite placing traffic controls, staging, and surveying next week. Construction is anticipated to start after the May long weekend. Traffic will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of work. All access points and entries to roads and businesses along Riverside Dr. will be maintained throughout construction.

In Segment 2 of the Connecting Link, work will be completed west of the Shirley St. intersection to Government Rd. In addition to stripping existing pavement, grading and compacting the base, and re-applying a fresh layer of asphalt, work will include installation of a cement sidewalk between Shirley St. and the Government Rd. intersection. This segment requires less infrastructure rehabilitation and excavation, so work is expected to move quickly.

The first stage of construction will concentrate on the middle three lanes, including the dedicated left turn lane, with traffic moving to the outside curb lanes. Motorists can expect some delays and traffic congestion, but no lengthy road closures. Commercial vehicle trucks will still use the Shirley St. turn to connect with the standard truck detour along Laforest Rd. Some pavement milling in the outside curb lanes will be carried out to smooth entry points into adjacent roads and business entries.

This is the second Connecting Link project this season and, with the addition of a dedicated pedestrian sidewalk, will make improvements to Timmins active transportation corridor. The City of Timmins appreciates the cooperation and patience of residents and motorists using detours and navigating lane restrictions as we carry out over $25 million in road repair work over the next few months.

For more information on Connecting Link construction and to subscribe for Connecting Link updates, visit www.timmins.ca/connecting_link.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 12, 2023 at 1:42 PM
  

Please be advised that Mountjoy St. N. will be closed between Messines Ave. and Algonquin Blvd. on Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16, 2023 to excavate and install new hydro conduit for the Centre Culturel La Ronde building.

Messines Ave. will be closed at the east intersection with access to the retail plaza (Pick of the Crop, Midtown Bowl, Starbucks, Little Caesars, Shoppers Home Health Care) and the Holiday Inn Parking Lot from the west entrance of Messines Ave. off Waterloo Rd.

Thank you for your cooperation. Drive safe.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 11, 2023 at 3:34 PM
  

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Posted by AnneMarie Fournier  On May 10, 2023 at 3:39 PM
  

The City of Timmins would like to advise the public that our CCTV and Sewer Line Cleaning project will begin Monday, June 05 until August 4, 2023.

The Engineering Department is advising the residents that we will have crews investigating various sewer main systems within the City of Timmins, camera trucks and vacuum trucks will be onsite. Residents should be aware they may hear gurgling sounds coming from their toilet or sinks.

The purpose of the project is to inspect our existing water infrastructure to proactively schedule maintenance or plan rehabilitation. There are two steps in the process: the sewers are cleaned by flushing and inspected using a process called closed-circuit television inspection (CCTV). A robotic camera is inserted into the pipe at one end and drives the length of the sewer, recording any connections or defects.

The following areas will be affected:
• North of Timmins
• South of Timmins
• South Porcupine
• Porcupine

Traffic controls will be in place and drivers are asked to slow down when proceeding through the work zone.

If you have any questions, Service Timmins is available by phone at 705-264-1331 or in-person during regular business hours at City Hall.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation while we complete this necessary work.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 10, 2023 at 9:50 AM
  

The City of Timmins’ infrastructure repair project is underway and on-going until the end of July 2023. Crews will be out working on various sewer and storm drain locations around the city.

The following areas will be affected:

  • Intersection of Pine St. S and Eighth Ave.
  • Birch St. S
  • Intersection of Birch St. S and Third Ave.
  • Maple St. S
  • Maple St. N
  • Intersection of Avenue Rd. and Poplar Ave.
  • Intersection of Willow Ave. and Avenue Rd.
  • Third Ave.
  • Father Costello Dr.
  • Croatia Ave.
  • Grant St.
  • Fourth Ave.
  • Battachio St
  • Dwyer Ave.

Temporary short-term lane reductions or road closures may be necessary to complete work. Traffic controls will be in place and drivers are asked to slow down when proceeding through the work zone. If you have any questions, reach out to Service Timmins at 705-264-1331 or online at service.timmins.ca.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we complete this necessary work.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 10, 2023 at 9:26 AM
  

The City’s Sewer Lining and Manhole Rehabilitation project is underway and will be on-going until the end of August 2023.
The Engineering Department is advising the residents that we will have crews investigating various sewer main systems within the City of Timmins. Camera trucks and vacuum trucks will be onsite. Residents should be aware they may hear gurgling sounds coming from their toilet or sinks.

Sanitary sewer relining is a cost-effective way to extend the life of aging infrastructure, minimize long-term maintenance costs, and avoid costly excavation of roads and property.

During the installation of the new liner, you may notice an odor similar to fiberglass. This odor, if detected, is coming from your service (the connection that runs between your house and sewer main) through, in most cases, a dried out drain trap. It is a common occurrence and can be avoided by pouring water into the basement floor drains or any other location (laundry or tub) that may not be in regular use. Pouring water or placing a wet cloth into these locations will prevent the odor from accumulating in your home. Please note that the odor is not harmful to your health.

The following areas will be affected:

  • Balsam St. N and S
  • Elm St.
  • Grant St.
  • Sixth Ave.
  • Fifth Ave.
  • Toke St.
  • Hemlock St.
  • Tamarack St.
  • Cedar St. N
  • Maple St. N
  • Spruce St. N
  • Dome Ave.
  • Dwyer Ave.
  • Vipond Rd.
  • Templeton Ave.
  • Fourth Ave.
  • Les Hall St.
  • Boundary LN.
  • Battachio St.
  • Croatia Ave.

Traffic controls will be in place and drivers are asked to slow down when proceeding through the work zone.
If you have any further questions, Service Timmins is available to help, by phone at 705-264-1331 or in-person during regular business hours at City Hall.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we complete this necessary work.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 10, 2023 at 9:19 AM
  
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