A stretch of highway in Greater Sudbury that is often closed due to flooding is finally scheduled for replacement.
The Ministry of Transportation will hold a public meeting March 22 to go over its plans to replace one kilometre of Highway 537 at Jumbo Creek.
The highway is south of Wahnapitae and serves as a cutoff route south of Sudbury. It frequently floods – most recently in November -- closing the roadway and forcing drivers to find ways around it.
A provincially-maintained roadway, the province announced plans two years ago to fix the area by 2020.
The March 22 meeting will run from 4-7 p.m. at the Wahnapitae Community Centre. MTO representatives and someone from McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers will be on hand. The firm has been hired by the province to design the work and conduct a Class Environmental Assessment for the project.
Detailed drawings and maps of the area will be available at the meeting. Work is expected to begin this year and be completed by 2019.
It will involve closing the roadway twice during the work, each time for as long as 15 days. The March 22 meeting will include information on detours and the work schedule.