North Bay, ON – July 13, 2023 – The City of North Bay is advising residents that Lamorie Street will be closed for an extended period time starting later this month while bridge rehabilitation work takes place.
The contractor is anticipated to mobilize next week, and construction is expected to begin shortly afterward. Completion is slated for this fall. A further notice will be provided regarding the exact timing of the closure.
The work, which will extend the life of the Lamorie Street bridge, will include replacement of the asphalt surface, railing, and waterproofing systems; concrete patchwork and crack sealing of the bridge deck; and replacement of expansion joint seals.
The closure will include the entire length of Lamorie Street, between Lakeshore Drive and Birchs Road. Access to local traffic will be maintained.
Traffic detours will be in place and signed accordingly. Additionally, temporary traffic lights will be installed for the duration of the project at the Booth Road and Lakeshore Drive intersection, which is expected to receive the largest volume of traffic.
A minor rehabilitation to further extend the service life of the bridge was the preferred option identified following a detailed bridge condition survey and preliminary design report completed in 2020, which reviewed options including removal, replacement, or repair.
A Request for Tender for the project closed on June 1 of this year and North Bay City Council approved the award of a contract for the work to KB Civil Constructors Inc. on June 20.
The City of North Bay thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation while this important infrastructure project is underway.