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2014-05-26 at 16:29

TRAFFIC: More four-laning work begins on Golf Links Road

By tbnewswatch.com

The next stage of the Golf Links Road four-laning is currently underway.

The section between Sunrise Boulevard and Riviera Drive is now closed to traffic.  The road will be widened to four lanes and resurfaced. 

After that section, the portion between Riviera and Linden Road will have the same work done, followed by the section between Sunrise and the Hospital entrance, and then the hospital entrance to Oliver Road. 

Each portion is expected to take five to six weeks. 

During the construction, detours will be put in place, with special subdivision access given to local traffic. In addition to the new and improved street, there will be walking trails, sidewalks and curbs added, as well as an improvement to storm and sanitary sewers. 

The total price tag is $ 6.5 million.


(Thunder Bay Television)

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conker2012 says:
What a waste of money. This road does not need 4 lanes, and it does nothing but drive up annual maintenance costs without an increase in revenue to offset these costs.

This road would have been better served with a good repaving and perhaps a bit of lane widening to allow emergency vehicle space to pass those drivers that are smart enough to pull over.

This project will split some of the traffic from the expressway onto golflinks. This will increase the wear and tear on this road that will be maintained using city tax dollars. I just hope that the city fills this road with so many traffic lights that people would rather take the expressway instead. The province maintains the expressway and we should push as much traffic onto that road as possible to ease the road maintenance costs for the city tax payer.
5/27/2014 11:12:20 AM
bttnk says:
While it will be a an inconvenience to get in and out of my neighbourhood while this work is in progress, I am glad that the work has begun and it will be great when it is complete.
5/27/2014 11:04:16 AM
Tannoy says:
Hope they do a better job with this section than they did with the last, its already got some bad patches from the winter. I get we live in the north but there has to be a better way to build roads that will make them last longer than one winter. The roads aren't this bad in Duluth or Minneapolis and they get similar winters to us.
5/27/2014 10:09:30 AM
barryhorowitz says:
So, is this going to be another summer of detours and aggravation?? Is this added work even necessary given the 6.5 mill price tag?
5/27/2014 9:55:00 AM
Common cents says:
Sorry about being negative again, but who ever designed the intersection at Golf Links and the Harbour Expressway,should have nothing to do with any road design in this city again!

The ramp from Golf to West Harbour is totally useless!
5/26/2014 8:55:31 PM
theangryone says:
So nothing up to John Street this year? Bet that bridge will be a pain in the butt to widen!
5/26/2014 7:16:17 PM
joey joe joe jr. shabadoo says:
...so it will still bottleneck into a 2 lane road eventually, will it not?
5/26/2014 6:50:33 PM
trips says:
money well spent...what will the speed limit be...I think its 50 now?
5/26/2014 5:23:05 PM
tbaynorth says:
50-60 km/h. Better than the 4-lane James St at 40 km/h. Those areas should use the 40 km/h when flashing signals dying school hours only rather than all the time.
5/26/2014 10:08:27 PM
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