Connecting Link Construction Moves into Final Phase 
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 8/18/2021 at 9:05 AM  

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