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Connecting Link paving starts this week

90% of the underground infrastructure work is done, according to the city
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Work is ongoing on a section of Algonquin Boulevard from the Mattagami bridge to Theriault Boulevard. The intersection of Theriault and Algonquin will be closed starting Aug. 23.

Work on a section of Algonquin Boulevard is moving to a new phase this week.

Paving is starting tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 29) on portions of the road, according to the City of Timmins. 

In a Facebook post, the city gave an update on the progress of the work. It says that 90 per cent of the underground infrastructure is finished and work is beginning this week on the traffic signals at the Theriault Boulevard intersection.

The $7.2-million project includes a full reconstruction of water, sanitary and storm infrastructure, new curbs and sidewalk, new asphalt and new light standards on Algonquin Boulevard from the bridge to Theriault Boulevard. 

The city received $3 million from the province for the project.

In Timmins, the Connecting Link is a 21.35-kilometre stretch of Highway 101 running from Kamiskotia Road in the west to the old railway tracks in Porcupine. 

Since 2016 more than $19 million of roadwork has been done on about five kilometres from the top of Rae Hill to Legion Drive.



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