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2014-06-11 at 14:03

May Street construction set to begin by end of the month

By tbnewswatch.com

THUNDER BAY -- Construction season is about to hit May Street as Phase 1 of planned reconstruction is set to start at the end of the month.

The project will include new sidewalks, street lights, sewer and water mains.

City of Thunder Bay engineer Pat mauro said a bike lane will not be added at this time, although the east side of the street will lose some on-street parking.

“There are areas just north of Finlayson Street and south of Dease Street that do accommodate parking on the east side of the road, and those will certainly be removed,” Mauro said in an interview with CKPR Radio Wednesday.

The $2.2 million contract was awarded by council this week.

(CKPR Radio)

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Geezer1 says:
I don't get it. My Councillor, Brian MacKinnon, told me the local roads in deplorable condition in Grandview Gardens area are on a planned renewal schedule and the time he said the work was to be done passed two years ago. Yet a $2 Million contract for what is not designated as a major traffic artery gets approved and work begins in a matter of days? So much for schedules, and I can put it down to more broken promises by people who don't know what is going on at City Hall.
6/12/2014 9:46:12 AM
fastball says:
Holy cow...every time the event centre controversy comes up, the deplorable state of the streets comes us as the #1 reason why this projects should be red-lighted. Yes, when the city DOES start road-repair projects, people seem to invariably find SOME reason to whine about it.
They're either complaining about the traffic snarl-ups that usually accompany any construction, or bemoan the fact that their particular pet street isn't being done yet.
Anyone who says the city isn't giving roadwork a priority hasn't tried to drive cross-town during the past two summers.
6/12/2014 1:27:03 PM
Glyder says:
Really, how on earth is May st NOT a major traffic artery?

**shakes head
6/12/2014 1:45:09 PM
TBDR says:
did you honestly just say May Street isn't a major artery?
6/12/2014 4:56:18 PM
jonthunder says:
Saying, a bike lane will not be added at this time, and not giving a time for such a lane, means it is simply not in the plans. At least our city administration and council should be open and honest with the citizens.
6/11/2014 4:13:47 PM
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