Trout Lake Road Overpass Bridge Rehabilitation (3415RD)


Miller Paving Limited

Award Amount:

$2,798,445.80 (plus HST)

Project Description:

This project involves the rehabilitation of the Trout Lake Road Overpass, including concrete overlay on the deck and sidewalk, waterproofing and paving of the bridge deck, replacement of parapet walls, elimination of expansion joints, replacement of abutment bearings and miscellaneous concrete repairs. Trout Lake Road (Hwy 63) will be resurfaced from Giroux Street to Mountainview Drive.  The work will be staged in order to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction most of the time. Occasionally traffic may need to be temporarily stopped.

Project History:

The Trout Lake Road Overpass Bridge is the City’s second largest bridge structure which was built in 1966. A Condition Survey and Life Cycle Assessment Report were completed in 2009 and 2010 respectively, to provide a summary of the overall bridge condition and rationale for recommended rehabilitation/replacement strategies.  Given the recommendations of the study, works on the Trout Lake Road Overpass are warranted.

Project Need:

The City of North Bay's Official Plan provides policies which encourage the provision of a high quality transportation network in the City that is capable of supporting current and future traffic volumes. Because of the Trout Lake Road Overpass’s significant role in North Bay’s only inter-provincial connecting link roadway as classified by the MTO, it is important that we maintain this infrastructure to avoid the premature loss of structure integrity in order to provide service for many years to come.

Work Schedule:

The contractor will commence work on June 12th however traffic is not anticipated to be impacted until the following week.


Traffic Delays:

Due to the nature of the work, traffic will be impacted however the overpass will remain open to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The overpass will however be reduced to two (2) lanes of traffic (one lane in each direction) and pedestrians using the sidewalk will be redirected according to the staged works.

The multiuse pathway beneath the overpass is anticipated to remain open for the majority of the duration of the project. The pathway may however be closed and the users detoured if public safety is determined to be a concern.

Project Completion:

Late November 2017

City Staff:

Project Manager: Reid Porter

On-Site Inspector: Bruce Robertson and Mike Hoffman


Contact: Reid Porter


Phone: (705) 474-0626 ext. 2304

Project Location Map:

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