THUNDER BAY — Motorists who use Highway 61 between Broadway Avenue and Thunder Bay Airport will be inconvenienced by a longer-than-expected full closure of the road.
The Ministry of Transportation had originally expected the closure would only last between Monday night and Thursday at 6:00 a.m.
Late Wednesday, the MTO announced that due to ongoing repairs to the CN railway overpass, the closure between Broadway and Neebing Avenues will be extended until 6:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18.
It said the highway will then be fully reopened to two-lane traffic.
Detour signs will remain in place in the interim.
On Tuesday, OPP announced that charges are pending against the driver of a vehicle transporting equipment which struck and damaged the underside of the overpass.