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Traffic Advisory: Main Street Closure

North Bay, ON – Aug. 23, 2023 – The City of North Bay would like to inform the public that a large stretch of Main Street will be closed during the upcoming weekend while the Bay Block Party is underway and Making Over Main Street project continues.

Starting this Friday at noon and extending until Saturday at midnight, Main Street will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic between Ferguson and Algonquin Avenue. This closure also includes Fraser Street, spanning from Oak to McIntyre streets. Pedestrians access to these areas will remain open.

Adding to the temporary traffic adjustments, the block of Main Street between Wyld and Ferguson streets has already been closed to traffic as part of the Making Over Main Street reconstruction project. This section, though inaccessible to vehicles, also remains accessible to pedestrians.

Main Street, between Sherbrooke and Wyld streets, has been fully reopened to both vehicles and pedestrians.

Signs and barricades will be in place this weekend and throughout the project indicating detour routes and to direct pedestrians.

For those planning to visit downtown, parking is available in Lot 2 (Oak Street), Lot 4 (Parking Garage), and Lot 10 (behind the Transit Terminal). Available spots in Lot 2 will be limited on Friday and Saturday while a portion of the lot is in use by the Bay Block Party. Two hours of free parking is available in these lots on weekdays. There is no charge for parking on weekends.

For more information about the Making Over Main Street project, please visit the project's website at

For more information about the Bay Block Party, visit:

Traffic Advisory: Main Street Closure
Gord Young
Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 x.2505