Construction of the long-planned Westlink pathway, which will connect the north and south ends of North Bay, will get underway the first week of September.
It will include two-way sections of multi-use pathways as well as a section of bike lanes connecting Gormanville road to Main Street West.
Improvements to the intersection and a new signalized pedestrian/cyclist crossing near Timmins Street will also be included.
The work is moving ahead following a lengthy planning and public consultation process that took place over three years, including an Environmental Assessment (EA) which selected Main Street West as the preferred route. The project is being supported by $377,000 in funding through the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program, and, once completed, will help form part of the Voyageur Cycling Route, which spans from Sudbury to Ottawa.
The City is reporting construction will take place over the next two to three months on Main St. West and west end of Memorial Drive while improvements to the intersection and a new signalized pedestrian/cyclist crossing will be completed in 2021.
There will be some traffic disruptions during the course of construction and additional notices will be issued as required.