Line Painting and Bike Lane Update - May 12, 2023 

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:

Posted by Amanda Dyer On 5/12/2023 at 2:50 PM  

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