Connecting Link Construction Ready to Begin on Riverside 
City contractors for Segment 2 of the Connecting Link along Riverside Dr. will be onsite placing traffic controls, staging, and surveying next week. Construction is anticipated to start after the May long weekend. Traffic will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of work. All access points and entries to roads and businesses along Riverside Dr. will be maintained throughout construction.

In Segment 2 of the Connecting Link, work will be completed west of the Shirley St. intersection to Government Rd. In addition to stripping existing pavement, grading and compacting the base, and re-applying a fresh layer of asphalt, work will include installation of a cement sidewalk between Shirley St. and the Government Rd. intersection. This segment requires less infrastructure rehabilitation and excavation, so work is expected to move quickly.

The first stage of construction will concentrate on the middle three lanes, including the dedicated left turn lane, with traffic moving to the outside curb lanes. Motorists can expect some delays and traffic congestion, but no lengthy road closures. Commercial vehicle trucks will still use the Shirley St. turn to connect with the standard truck detour along Laforest Rd. Some pavement milling in the outside curb lanes will be carried out to smooth entry points into adjacent roads and business entries.

This is the second Connecting Link project this season and, with the addition of a dedicated pedestrian sidewalk, will make improvements to Timmins active transportation corridor. The City of Timmins appreciates the cooperation and patience of residents and motorists using detours and navigating lane restrictions as we carry out over $25 million in road repair work over the next few months.

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Posted by Amanda Dyer On 5/12/2023 at 1:42 PM  

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