North Bay road repairs well underway
NORTH BAY -- If you're driving in or through North Bay, it might be a bit of a headache, at least for a little while.
Construction season is well underway and many major road projects are wrapping up. That means crews are out at many development projects and road detours are in place.
The city is spending about $10 million on road repair this year. Three massive projects are underway: the redevelopment of Cassells Street is slated to end in November, as well as a tangle of new turning lanes and lights at the intersection of Highway 11 and Seymour Street is scheduled to wrap up at the end of November.
The city is also working on Pinewood Park Drive.
"That is the left turning lane into the casino entrance," said City Coun. Chris Mayne. "That should be done at the end of construction season at mid (or) end of November."
The city just green lighted another new project along a section of Main Street West for multi-use paths, as well as bike lanes.
"(It's) the West Link Project, which will be a continuation of the Kate Pace Way bike lanes," said Mayne. "We're hoping to get that done this year, as well."
Another development project the city is hoping to start soon: a road touch-up on Carriage Crescent. Mayne said with budget talks starting soon, he plans to look for streets in need of re-development.
"The residents of Carriage Crescent have been patiently waiting to see their road reworked for a number of years," said Mayne. "We're hoping to start and complete that this fall, but some construction might take place into the spring."
Mayne asked people living near construction zones to have patience as work is wrapping up.