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Work starts to replace Hoyle bridge

Contractors have started staging the work site
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The City of Timmins is closing the Hoyle bridge on Frederick House Lake Road has been closed since November 2021.

A long-awaited construction project to replace an east-end bridge has started. 

Contractors started staging the Hoyle bridge work site yesterday (March 4), according to a City of Timmins notice.

In February, Looby Builders Ltd. was awarded the $5 million contract to rebuild the bridge over the Porcupine River on Frederick House Lake Road.

SEE: New Hoyle bridge should open later this year

The Hoyle bridge has been closed since November 2021. It's meant that there has only been one crossing over the river — on Highway 101 —  in that area. Traffic has been rerouted down Carrigan Road.

The new structure will be a two-lane, 48-metre single-span bridge. While the city has prioritized the project, staff has warned that the availability of structural steel could disrupt the schedule.

The goal is to open the bridge in November 2024.