Road resurfacing projects well underway
NORTH BAY, ON – July 15, 2016 – It’s summer time in the City of North Bay which means the roar and rumble of road construction is well underway.
This summer over $4.5-million will be invested to rehabilitate and upgrade the City’s aging roadway infrastructure. Several stretches of roadway will be milled and repaved, including several collector and arterial roads:
- The intersection of Pinewood Park and Lakeshore Dr.
- The intersection of Cassells Rd. and Chippewa St.
- Ski Club Rd. from O’Brien St. to Balsam Rd.
- Four Mile Lake from Carmichael Dr. to Stanleys Rd.
- Commerce Cres. from Seymour St. to Wallace Rd.
- John St. from Main St. to McIntyre St.
- Oak St. E. from Regina St. to John St.
- O’Brien St. from Foster Ave. to Ramsey St.
- High St. from O’Brien St. to Chippewa Creek
- Carmichael Dr. from Airport Rd. to Ayr St.
As a result of the construction, it is expected that the City will complete over 46 lane-kilometres of road resurfacing work. In addition, the City is continuing its efforts to fill potholes – 3,320 potholes have been patched so far this year.
The goal of road rehabilitation and resurfacing is to maintain the overall condition of the roads, balancing deterioration with improvements so that system-wide the condition of roads remains stable or even improves slightly. Yearly rehabilitation techniques also help to reduce the more costly complete roadway reconstructions.
Over the last five years, the City has rehabilitated or reconstructed 25 percent of local roads. Since that time the overall condition of the City’s road network has improved significantly.
The City of North Bay is a city of 54,000 people situated between the shores of Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake. Visit our website at cityofnorthbay.ca.