What's Ahead: 2018 Greater Sudbury Construction Season

Apr 23, 2018

What’s Ahead: 2018 Greater Sudbury Construction Season

Improving the city’s roads continues to be one our top priorities, and in 2018 residents will see an investment of $60.2 million to repair and improve the city’s transportation network. Most of the work will include construction, road widening and intersection enhancements. 

"Investing in improving and maintaining roads is a key community priority outlined in Council's Strategic Plan and I am proud of the increased investments we have made to improve our roads for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians," said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. "We thank residents for their patience as work proceeds on ongoing large projects including the Maley Drive Extension and MR35 as well as numerous other infrastructure projects throughout the community."

Some of this year’s road construction project highlights include:

  • Preliminary work for the widening of Municipal Road 35, from Azilda to Highway 144, will begin. Construction work will span over the 2018/2019 construction seasons.
  • Continued construction of the Maley Drive Extension Project, from Frood to Barry Downe Roads, and from Barry Downe to Falconbridge Roads.
  • Addition of cycle tracks to Second Avenue, pedestrian crossovers on Algonquin Road Walford Road, Westmount Avenue, and York Street, and sidewalks in various locations to enhance active transportation for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • 7. 5 kilometres of road resurfacing at various locations throughout the city, including West Bay Road, Grassy Lake Road, MR4, Montpellier Road and Montée Rouleau
  • $10 million in culvert and bridge rehabilitation projects, including Bowlands Bay Bridge and the William Avenue Bridge.
  • The completion of Lorne Street, and Second Avenue projects which includes the final lift of asphalt, restoration work such as sod lining and line painting.

The City will also invest $35.8 million dollars in water/wastewater infrastructure to extend the service life of our existing pipes, with minimal disruption to the roads, and less water service interruption to residents.
These highlights include:

  • $4.5 million in water main and sanitary sewer lining at various locations throughout the city including, Auger Avenue, Loaches Road, Attlee Avenue, Elm Street and Brady Street.
  • Barry Downe Road and Westmount Avenue water main infrastructure improvements.
  •  Leslie Street water main improvements, from Notre Dame Avenue to Murray Street.
  • Tarneaud Street and Avalon Road water main improvements.

For more information on ongoing construction projects or to view the 2018 construction map, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/construction2018