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Main Street Revitalization

Why is this project happening?

The last major renovations to Main Street were completed nearly 40 years ago and much of the surface infrastructure has reached the end of its life and requires replacement. This includes; interlocking brick roadway and sidewalks, curbs and gutters, retaining walls, stairs, railings, benches and lighting. 

The revitalization of Main Street was also identified as a major component of the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan (DWMP). 

Downtown Waterfront Master Plan (DWMP)

Key Features

  • Detail design for infrastructure improvements and road reconstruction for;
    • Main Street from Sherbrooke Street to Cassells Street
    • Ferguson Street from Main Street to Oak Street
  • Review and repair underground infrastructure, where required, including; 
    • Watermain
    • Sanitary sewer
    • Storm sewer
  • Traffic signal replacement at various intersections
  • Street and decorative lighting improvements 
  • Landscape improvements including street furniture

Project Timeline and Limits

The Making Over Main Street project began in mid-May 2023. The project involves the reconstruction of a section of Main Street from Sherbrooke Street to Cassells Street, and a section of Ferguson Street, from Main Street to Oak Street. The work has began at Shebrooke Street and proceeding block-by-block toward Cassells. Each block is expected to take up to three months to complete. Blocks 2 and 3 will be under construction at the same time. 

construction schedule

Traffic Control Sketches

traffic control sketch
Detour for Block 3 Construction
traffic control sketch
Detour for Block 2 Construction
Cassells St. to Ferguson St.
Ferguson St. to Sherbrooke St.
Pedestrian crossing with festoon lighting
Main St. and Ferguson St. intersection
Festoon lighting on Ferguson St. leading to waterfront


February 2017- Main Street Revitalization Project Identified

February 2021 - City Council approves 2021 Capital Budget

March 2021- Contract Awarded

April 2021 - Project Initiation/Kick-Off

May 2021 - Meeting with Downtown Stakeholders

March 2022 - Formal request for project delay by the Board of Downtown North Bay & Waterfront

March 2022 - Council supports the request for project delay

July 26th 2022 - Open House

December 2022 - Tender Ready Documents

March 2023 - Award Construction Contract

May 9th 2023 - Open House

May 2023 - Block 5

August 2023 - Block 4

April 2024 - Block 3

Currently under construction.

April 2024 - Block 2

Currently under construction.

August 2024 - Block 1

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Gerry McCrank, C.E.T., LEL

Senior Project Manager (705) 474-0400 ext. 2305

Gord Young

Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 ext. 2505