John Street Reconstruction Road Closures - Worthington Street Detour

North Bay, ON – October 29, 2018 – The City of North Bay would like to inform the public about an upcoming traffic disruption along Worthington Street and John Street.

Beginning Tuesday, October 30th, Worthington Street will be closed in both directions between Regina Street and Metcalfe Street from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm to prepare the road base for the placement of asphalt which is to occur on Wednesday and Thursday. During the paving operation, the closure will be back into effect and a detour will be put in place to direct traffic around the construction area.

For southbound traffic, Worthington Street is the only access to the Morris Street and Whitson Street area. Consequently, this traffic must be detoured down to West Ferris in order to allow traffic to turn around and head back to the northbound accesses at Morris Street and Metcalfe Street.

The detour will consist of using Regina Street, Main Street, the Overpass, Lakeshore Drive, Charles Street, Lee Avenue, and Judge Avenue to head back  to the Overpass and to the northbound accesses to the area. Traffic leaving this area will be detoured to exit via McIntyre Street East. A sketch detailing the detour route is attached.

It should also be noted that John Street traffic will remain closed between Hardy Street and McIntyre Street East; however local traffic will be maintained to provide access to residences and businesses in the immediate area. Detour signs will be posted.

The City of North Bay is a city of 54,000 people situated between the shores of Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake. For information on City services and programs, North Bay residents, businesses and visitors can visit

Map of Detour


Reid Porter, P.Eng
 Infrastructure Engineer
 (705) 474-0400 x2304