Despite some terrible late winter weather, vital road improvement projects which have been on hold for the winter months are starting again in the City of Greater Sudbury.
Motorists are being asked to be patient as crews work to complete these projects during the short construction season.
Starting today, crews will remove a portion of the rock face on the north side of The Kingsway across from the west entrance to Costco and Chapters Book Store.
The westbound curb lane on this section of The Kingsway will close periodically to allow for the removal of rock. The Kingsway will close in both directions for periods of up to 10 minutes for blasting operations.
Work will continue Monday to Friday through the end of April.
?We recognize these operations will have a major impact on traffic flow on The Kingsway,? said Alan Stephen, general manager of infrastructure and emergency services for the City of Greater Sudbury, in a news release.
?It is part of living in Greater Sudbury that we must accomodate geological features within our infrastructure. We will limit blasting to off-peak hours to reduce traffic disruptions, but blasting must take place during daylight for safety reasons.
?We appreciate the patience and understanding of local motorists.?
The rock face between Standard Auto Glass and Bruno's Alignment will be moved back approximately eight metres to improve the buffer zone between the rock face and the travelled portion of one of the busiest thoroughfares in Northern Ontario.
Motorists are reminded to allow for extra time to reach their destination or to take alternate routes when possible.