The City of North Bay has issued a notice of delays due to rock blasting and/or hammering due to the ongoing reconstruction project at the intersection of the Highway 11/17 bypass and Seymour Street.

Expect delays due to storm sewer installation. As a result of this necessary operation, lengthy delays to traffic travelling through the intersection may be experienced due to reduced travelling lanes.

To minimize the disruption to traffic, blasting/hammering has been scheduled to occur between 9:00am and 3:00pm, with the intersection operating normally outside of those hours.

The contractor anticipates the work requiring reduced lanes for rock blasting/hammering to extend to Thursday.

During this period travellers should add extra time to their schedule when using this intersection or take an alternate route as follows:

  • Vehicles travelling northbound on Highway 17, detour onto Highway 94 toward Callander, then north to Lakeshore Drive and then using the City’s road network, get to their destination
  • Vehicles travelling northbound on Highway 11 should take the off ramp at Lakeshore Drive, then using the City’s road network, get to their destination
  • Vehicles travelling southbound should take any of the arterial roads connected to Highways 11/17 and using the City’s road network, make their way to either Highway 11 or Highway 17

The City of North Bay, MTO and Contractor are aware of and appreciate the need to maintain traffic through the Hwy 11/17 and Seymour Street corridors but the necessary work must be completed responsibly and safely.