City implements ongoing snow removal strategy

North Bay, ON – Jan. 31, 2020 – Ongoing snow removal activities are continuing on streets throughout North Bay.

With less snow so far this winter compared to previous years, the City has changed its strategy for completing removals.

Instead of using contractors to conduct blitzes over two-week periods between midnight and 8 am, City crews have been working daily starting at 4 am to remove snow from main arteries followed by collectors and side streets, as traffic volumes increase.

A large section of the city has already been completed, including metered parking areas on Main, McIntryre and Worthington streets, as well as  Fisher Street, Algonquin Avenue and First and Second avenues. The work has been completed with a blower, rather than windrowing snow using a grader.

The following is a tentative schedule for snow removal on main arteries between now and Feb. 7th. Please note that the schedule can be impacted by weather and that dates will change should snow events occur.

Date

Street

From

To

Notes

 

January 30

Cassells

King

McIntyre

Inbound

 

 

High

Algonquin

Chippewa

Eastbound (may not finish)

 

January 31

High

Chippewa

Algonquin

Finish Eastbound and start Westbound

 

 

O’Brien

Front

By-Pass

Northbound (will not finish)

 

February 3

O’Brien

Bypass

Front

Finish Northbound and southbound

 

February 4

TLR

Bank St

Mountainview

Eastbound

 

February 5

TLR

Mountainview

Bank St

Westbound

 

February 6

McIntyre

McIntyre E

Algonquin

West side entire way and east side to Fisher (will have to use grader and pull onto road)

 

February 7

Worthington

Fisher

Algonquin

East and west sides where we did not do for parking

 

 

The following is a list of areas that will be worked on as traffic increase on main arteries. The level of work and time will be dependent on weather and available resources.

Date

Street

From

To

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBD

McLeod

High

Front

Both sides

 

Galt

High

Front

Both sides

 

Douglas

High

Front

Both sides

 

Anne

High

Front

Both sides

 

McLaren

Algonquin

Anne

Both sides

 

1st

Cassells

Fisher

Both sides

 

2nd

Cassells

Fisher

Both sides

 

3rd

Cassells

Fisher

Both sides

 

4th

Cassells

Fisher

Both sides

 

5th

Cassells

King

Both sides

 

6th

Cassells

Ferguson

Both sides

 

7th

Cassells

Fraser

Both sides

 

Contacts

Gord Young
 Communications Officer
 705 474-0626 ext. 2505