Road Construction Season is Going to Be Busy! 
Road construction season has begun in the City of Timmins and if the sound of birdsong doesn’t signal warmer weather, the sound of trucks and paving machinery will. The City’s road maintenance plans are extensive and motorists should be prepared for detours and delays, both unavoidable for the sake of smoother roads. The City will work to keep traffic moving and appreciates your patience when navigating construction zones.

Connecting Link construction is set to begin late May and work will proceed just east of Theriault Blvd. up to and including the Mountjoy St. intersection. The work is extensive and includes full-depth reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of underground services like water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer and pole relocation. The province’s recent investment of $74 million for the Connecting Link means the City can make improvements to the Connecting Link corridor at a quicker pace and divert funds to other pressing infrastructure projects. The City is currently finalizing traffic management plans and will have an update shortly.

The City is also completing grind and pave work on 5.8 kilometres of roadway across the city. During grind and pave, the top 40 to 50 mm of road surface is removed before applying a new, smooth surface. The process is faster than full reconstruction and saves money, time, and materials. Sections of Riverside Dr., Highway 101 E., Commercial Ave., and Mountjoy St. are on the schedule. You can see the full list of roads online at Another 5.6 kilometres of rural road will also receive surface treatment.

Denise St. will be resurfaced from Westmount Blvd. to Demine Ave. This work is also extensive and will widen the road, improve drainage, and add new curbs and asphalt. Watermain lining is already underway down Airport Rd. between Lonergan Blvd. and Lamminen Ave. The extension to St. Jean Ave. and the Langmuir Rd. culvert replacement will also be completed and the bridge on Bruce Ave. will be replaced.

It’s a long list of road maintenance work after what felt like an even longer winter. Here’s how to navigate it:

• Subscribe for Connecting Link alerts and Notice of Disruption alerts online at to have updates sent directly to your email.
• Watch for detour and traffic control signs along main routes like Algonquin Blvd., Riverside Dr, and Airport Rd.
• Reduce your speed and drive with caution through any construction zone and watch for crew and equipment.
• Allow yourself more time to travel through busy areas under construction.
• Merge responsibly when roads are reduced to one lane by merging early and using the zipper method to take turns entering one lane.

Thank you for your continued patience as we set to work repairing and maintaining our roads. If you have any questions, Service Timmins is happy to help. You can reach Service Timmins online at, by email to [email protected], or by phone 705-264-1331.
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 5/9/2022 at 11:46 AM  

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