Connecting Link - Update for June 5, 2023 

Work continues on Segment 6 of the Connecting Link between Wilcox St. and the Mountjoy St. intersection. All installation of in-ground pipes and infrastructure is completed. Crews will start to backfill the road, install curbs, concrete work, and traffic signals before paving and line painting can begin.

The contractor has also started on minor excavation and sign staging on Segment 7 east of the Mountjoy intersection to Cedar St. Once the Mountjoy intersection is fully reopened to traffic, crews will reopen Algonquin between Preston and Mountjoy and the detour along Brunette Rd. to Second Ave. will go into effect. The City will provide date and time.

We have been asked about the closed section between Waterloo and Preston. This area is part of the construction zone and is closed for motorist safety. The contractor uses this section as an access point for trucks and material delivery. We are anticipating that this will be open mid to late June.

Work is also being completed on the middle lanes of Segment 2 from Shirley St. to Government Rd. Traffic is currently reduced to one lane in both directions. Asphalt has now been removed. Crews will be removing existing concrete medians and doing some minor excavation before applying a layer of granule, new pavement, and installing new curbs and sidewalk.

The City continues to monitor traffic flow through the construction zone to prioritize vehicles moving east and west.

Commercial motor vehicles are reminded that the detour along Shirley St. to Laforest Rd. is now in effect. We have asked Timmins Police Service to take a more proactive approach in enforcing trucks bypassing the detour down Jaguar, Government or Sandy Falls. These roadways are not designated truck routes and heavy traffic can impact road conditions.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we expedite Connecting Link construction and complete work this season.

Posted by Amanda Dyer On 6/5/2023 at 2:57 PM  

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