Commercial Trucks Asked to Use Truck Detour 
After a warm weekend with rain, the City’s Public Works Department is mobilizing crews to tackle potholes, frozen culverts, and potential washouts on roads across Timmins. Algonquin Blvd. East, through the downtown core, is particularly pitted and the City is asking commercial vehicles and heavy trucks to start using the Laforest Rd. truck detour now.

“The truck detour will be going into effect once Connecting Link construction starts,” says Ken Krcel, Director of Public Works and Environmental Services. “This section of Algonquin Blvd. East will be fully resurfaced as part of this year’s work, but if we could move the heavier commercial vehicles off the road now, it will help preserve the temporary patches that we’re applying to the potholes on Algonquin Blvd.”

Public Works uses a high-performance cold mix to patch potholes during the spring. It can be applied in all weather conditions, but is susceptible to vehicle traffic, road bed movement, and water. By moving heavier trucks off the Connecting Link now, the hope is to keep the potholes filled until construction starts in the next few weeks. The City’s contractor, Belanger Construction Ltd. is in town this week installing temporary traffic controls. While Algonquin will remain open until Connecting Link construction starts, truck detour signs should be in place by end of week and a notice of detour will be broadcast on Municipal511.

The standard truck detour will allow trucks to bypass Algonquin Blvd. from Shirley St., to Lafleur Dr. and onto Laforest Rd. before reaching Hwy. 655. For more information, see:
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 4/11/2023 at 12:53 PM  

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