2020 Construction Season Wraps up with Over $98 Million in Major Projects Completed


2020 was a busy construction season with a total investment of more than $98.7 million into the city’s roads, water, sewer and active transportation networks, as well as bridges and large culverts.

“We continue to invest heavily in roads to ensure economic and future growth, and improve quality of life for residents,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “This City Council has recognized the importance of road quality and active transportation in our community, and has made record investments to help get us back on track. Whether it be through road rehabilitation, or more cycling routes and sidewalks, the health and safety of our community benefits long-term from these investments.”

Some of the major projects completed this year were:

  • Widened of Municipal Road 35 to four lanes from Notre Dame Street East to Notre Dame Street West in Azilda. The next phase includes road widening from Notre Dame West to Highway 144 in Chelmsford and will be completed by the end of the 2021 construction season.
  • Added 3.2 km of separated bike lanes on Notre Dame Avenue between Wilma Street and Lasalle Boulevard.
  • Completed the “daylighting” of 150 metres of Junction Creek. This entails opening of buried section of the creek and restoring it to a more natural condition to increase habitat for creek species.
  • Launched the upgrade and replacement of water meters, which will eventually be replaced in every home and business as part of a program to modernize the technology of municipal water delivery, improving efficiency and customer service.

Investment in other infrastructure projects continue such as the Birch Street (Azilda) Culvert Replacement Project and the Lively Sewer Upgrades continue through the winter months.
For more information regarding these projects and other 2020 construction projects, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/2020construction


2020 roads, water, sewer and active transportation networks wrap-up by the numbers:

  • Rehabilitated 38.9 lane kilometres of roadway in 18 locations.
  • Installed 2,600 metres of new sidewalk in three locations
  • Preformed 4,116 metres of sanitary lining in 51 locations
  • Preformed 1,090 metres of water main lining at five locations
  • Replaced 2,980 metres of water main at seven locations
  • Replaced 560 metres of sanitary and storm sewer in two locations
  • Rehabilitated two bridges
  • Replaced six bridges
  • Installed 3,200 metres of new, dedicated bike lanes
  • Added one new pedestrian crossover
  • Upgraded two intersection traffic signals
  • Installed 3,515 metres of guiderail in six locations
  • Installed 13,500 metres of rumble strips in five locations
  • Added 13,250 metres of paved shoulders in three locations
  • Completed 92,000 square metres of large asphalt patches
  • Resurfaced 25 km with surface treatment at 32 locations
  • Upgraded eight wells
  • Installed 210 metres of large diameter culverts in 10 locations
  • Rehabilitated six water storage tanks
  • Completed two flood management projects and added 500 metres of gravel walking paths

Construction projects are part of the City's capital budget, approved by City Council during annual budget deliberations. To learn more about the 2021 municipal budget priorities, visit greatersudbury.ca/budget.