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Construction continues along a portion of the Connecting Link between Mattagami Blvd. South and Theriault Blvd. City contractors have completed 90% of the underground infrastructure work and will begin paving this Wednesday.

Concrete work continues this week and a traffic signal contractor will start on the signals at the Theriault Blvd. intersection.

 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 27, 2021 at 11:15 AM
  
After a busy season of construction and road repairs, the City’s largest project is about to move into its final phase. Beginning Monday, August 23, work on Algonquin Blvd. West will move into Phase 4, extending the road closure to include the busy Theriault Blvd. intersection.

This stage of construction will complete all underground and surface work, including full-depth reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of underground services like water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer, and curb installation. The work will now include updating the intersection of Theriault Blvd. and Algonquin Blvd. West.

Motorists will continue to be detoured along Wilson Ave., but can now reacquire Algonquin Blvd. West using Rea St. South or the existing 4-way stop on Preston St. The temporary traffic signals will remain at Cameron St. and be re-programmed to maximize the flow of through traffic. Large trucks will continue to be re-directed along Shirley St. to Lafleur Dr. and on to Laforest Rd. before reaching Hwy. 655.

“We’re pleased with how construction has been progressing this summer and happy to move into the final phase before the end of August,” says Project Manager Ken Krcel. “We’ve left closure of the Theriault intersection for as long as possible to aid traffic flow. We understand that this will cause more delays as we head into the school season with a number of schools located along Theriault Blvd. and will continue to monitor traffic to help ease congestion. We appreciate everyone’s patience and look forward to completing this project.”

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 18, 2021 at 9:05 AM
  

With Timmins entering Step One of the province’s reopening framework on Friday, we can expect to see more traffic on our streets and being directed through construction detours from the Connecting Link project. Please continue to drive with patience and stay alert.

This is a reminder to drivers that traffic along Algonquin Blvd. West continues to be detoured down Wilson Ave. with temporary traffic signals at the intersection of Wilson Ave. and Cameron St. With more vehicles navigating the detour, please anticipate delays.

Large trucks continue to use the northern truck detour around Laforest Rd. Please adhere to all speed limit reductions. When sharing the road with a large vehicle, remember that large trucks have increased blind spots, need more room to manoeuver, and take longer to speed up or stop.

 

 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 24, 2021 at 2:50 PM
  
Please be advised, paving will start this morning at Algonquin Blvd. and Mattagami Blvd. S. as part of Connecting Link construction. As a result, a section of Mattagami Blvd. S. will be down to one-lane affecting the Connecting Link detour route. Flaggers will be present alternating traffic. Please proceed through the detour with caution.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 17, 2021 at 10:05 AM
  

Timmins' Connecting Link Segment 5 construction has now moved into Phase 2. Algonquin Blvd. is now closed to traffic between Mattagami Blvd. South and Theriault Blvd. 

Motorists please use the Wilson Ave. detour and follow all detour signs. Temporary traffic lights have been installed at Wilson and Cameron.

Trucks must use the northern detour route to Laforest Rd.

 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 11, 2021 at 2:07 PM
  
Please be advised that Algonquin Blvd. will be closed to traffic in both directions starting Monday, May 10 from Mattagami Blvd. South to just west of Theriault Blvd. as Phase 2 of the Connecting Link Segment 5 construction begins.

Traffic, including cyclists, will be detoured down Wilson Ave. with temporary traffic signals installed at the intersection of Wilson Ave. and Cameron St.

Large trucks must use the northern truck detour around Laforest Rd. as they will not be able navigate the Wilson Ave. detour.

Access to businesses and services along this stretch of Algonquin Blvd. West will be maintained using side street entry. Please follow construction signs indicating temporary entrances where applicable.

Effective Monday, May 10, the following stops will not be serviced by Timmins Transit while construction continues:

1711 - Morandin Dry Cleaners on routes 37 and 6

1697 - Speedy Auto Glass and Participark on routes 38 and 7

Measures are in place to make sure the Wilson Ave. detour allows for consistent traffic flow, but please add an additional 15 to 30 minutes to your expected travel time to allow for delays.

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Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 07, 2021 at 9:50 AM
  

Please be advised that a temporary speed limit reduction has been approved by Council effective April 28, 2021 along Airport Rd. from Laforest Rd. approximately 1.25 kilometres south. The speed limit will be reduced to 50 km/h.

Following completion of Connecting Link construction, the speed limit will return to 70 km/h. Signs will be in place advising motorists of the speed reduction.

Thank you for your co-operation. 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 28, 2021 at 1:01 PM
  

Please be advised that construction will begin on the corner of Algonquin Blvd. W. and Mattagami Blvd. S. starting Monday, April 26.

Algonquin Blvd. W will remain one lane in both directions with traffic diverted to the north side of the road. Mattagami Blvd. S. will be closed at the bridge.

Proceed with caution when traveling through any and all construction zones and obey detour signs.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 23, 2021 at 9:02 AM
  
With the City of Timmins’ Connecting Link construction underway, residents traveling from the east over the Mattagami Bridge for their vaccine appointment should expect delays.

The first phase of construction has Algonquin reduced to one lane in both directions at Mattagami Blvd. South. As the project proceeds, a full detour down Wilson Avenue will be required.

“We suggest adding an extra 15 to 30 minutes to your travel time,” says Public Works Manager Ken Krcel. “We’ve made every effort to help maintain traffic flow, but there will be delays. If you have a set appointment, it’s a good idea to give yourself more time.”

Vaccine appointments at the Mountjoy Arena are done by appointment only and the time is specific to allow vaccination of as many people as possible, to reduce wait times, and to support public health measures such as physical distancing, cleaning of surfaces and limiting gatherings.

“The vaccine is the critical step forward in fighting this pandemic and protecting the health and safety of all communities. Please arrive on time to prevent delays at the clinic,” says Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health of the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU). “If you are late, the staff at the clinic will work with you to get your vaccine.”

Once the full detour onto Wilson Ave. is in place, also add an additional 15 to 30 minutes travel time if you’re taking Timmins Transit.

You can get the latest news on Connecting Link construction straight to your phone. Sign up for the City of Timmins’ Connecting Link alerts at Timmins.ca.

Remember that vaccine clinics are by appointment only. The Porcupine Health Unit is now offering clinics to primary priority groups in Phase 2 of the province’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. You can book your appointment online at porcupinehu.on.ca or by calling 705-360-4819.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 21, 2021 at 11:16 AM
  
Please be advised that Algonquin Blvd. W. will be reduced to one lane in both directions at Mattagami Blvd. South starting this Monday, April 19.

The lane reduction represents the start of Phase 1 of the Connecting Link Segment 5 construction and will see Mattagami Blvd. South closed between Algonquin Blvd. West and Wilson Ave.

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Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 14, 2021 at 12:52 PM
  
 
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