Tenders issued for Cassells Street reconstruction

The City of North Bay will be reconstructing a portion of Cassells Street beginning this spring to improve water and sewer and road infrastructure.

A request for tenders was recently issued for the project, which will see Cassells Street rebuilt between King Street and Highway 11/17. The work is anticipated to start in mid-May and is expected to be completed in the late fall of 2020.

The scope of the work includes four travel lanes between King and Olive streets, five travel lanes between Olive Street and Highway 11/17, various turn lanes and access upgrades, along with sidewalks, curbs and gutters on both sides. The project will see traffic signals at Chippewa and Olive streets replaced, reconstruction of Shaw Street and improvements to the Victoria Street intersection. Sanitary and storm sewer systems will also be replaced, along with the water distribution system.

In addition, the Cassells Street bridge will be replaced, including rehabilitation of Chippewa Creek on both sides of the new structure. All disturbed areas will be restored to previous or better condition.

North Bay Hydro’s high voltage line on the north side of Cassells Street will be realigned and various utilities services will be installed underground

“This project will renew aging infrastructure, alleviate traffic congestion and make way for greater traffic volumes in the future,” said Coun. Chris Mayne, Chairman of Council’s Infrastructure and Operations Committee.  “Once this reconstruction is completed, the entire roadway into the city will accommodate up to four lanes of traffic from Algonquin Avenue through Cassells and Trout Lake Road to Lakeside Drive.”

Motorists will experience delays and detours at various times over the approximately two-year construction period, but, with all City projects, the awarded General Contractor will be required to maintain access to properties for homeowners and businesses, provide wayfinding signs for assistance to locate access to businesses, assists with garbage collection and limit noise and other inconveniences during construction.

The project will be managed by City if North Bay staff and a City Inspector will be on site continuously to liaise with the public and respond to any questions or concerns that may arise.

The City will provide additional information once a Contractor has been awarded the project and their schedule is available.


Gord Young
 Communications Officer
 705 474-0626 ext. 2505