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Sidewalk expansion project set to resume this spring

North Bay, ON – Jan. 31, 2023 – A multi-year construction project aimed at improving access to existing transit stops by expanding the City’s network of sidewalks is set to continue this spring along sections of Norman Avenue, Georgian Road and Prince Edward Drive.

The latest batch of sidewalks to be installed as part of the project – which was launched in 2021 with the support of more than $6.5 million from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) – includes Norman Avenue, between Dellandrea Drive and Rancier Street; Georgian Road, between Gertrude Street and Prince Edward Drive; and Prince Edward Drive, between Georgian Road and Marshall Avenue. 

A request for tender was recently issued for the work, which includes the construction of new concrete sidewalks, as well as new storm sewers/ditches, curb and gutter, restoration, and other ancillary works. Bids are being accepted until February 17, 2023, and the work is tentatively scheduled to start this spring.

During construction, one lane of traffic will be provided for access to local properties and to provide safe travel through the construction zone. Short detours may be required to complete underground infrastructure at various locations, resulting in short traffic delays.

Additional information, including project schedule, will be provided to the public once a low-bid contract has been awarded.

Since the launch of the project in 2021, approximately 2.7 kilometres of new sidewalks have been added in various locations throughout the City with existing transit routes, including sections of Airport Road, Lakeside Drive, Lindsay Street, Johnston Road and Giroux Street.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2026 with future works to include sections of Commerce Crescent, and Wallace Road.

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Sidewalk expansion project set to resume this spring
Gord Young
Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 x.2505