Kenora Continues Downtown Revitalization

Kenora continues downtown revitalization.
Kenora continues downtown revitalization.
Kenora continues downtown revitalization.

Kenora – The Big Spruce 2nd

KENORA – The City of Kenora will see Phase III of Downtown Revitalization begin on Monday, June 2nd as “The Big Spruce 2nd” begins on Second Street South from the Kenricia corner at Main & Second to the Knox United Church.

The project is moving forward in partnership with Moncrief Construction Limited and Hatch Mott McDonald. Works will start on Monday, June 2nd when you will see removal of the pavement and the excavation begins on Second Street South.

Key Project dates include:
• Works will begin at the corner of Main Street and Second Street on Monday, June 2nd
• Works will then move to the corner of Matheson & Second to Chipman Street a few weeks later
• Works will then move into Chipman Street to Park Street block in early July
• Final section from Park Street to Fifth Avenue will begin at the end of August
• Final paving of top surface will be completed at the end of September

Moncrief Construction is committed to pedestrian access to the many vital businesses along this street. Plans are underway to ensure pedestrian traffic is directed in and around the construction area during the busy summer season. Harbourtown BIZ group will be promoting “Open for Business” during construction. Pedestrian access will be fenced along the sidewalks to ensure public safety.

Local traffic will be re-routed with directional signage to ensure traffic flow around the construction area. Westbound tractor trailer traffic will be re-routed through 5th Street South, past the Recreation Centre and down Main Street from Matheson Street. Eastbound truck traffic in reverse.We apologize for the inconveniences that this project will have to our residents, visitors and most importantly our businesses.

This project is another commitment that the City is making to downtown businesses through necessary infrastructure replacement, but also as a beautification project to continue to flourish our beautiful downtown core. Phase I and II Downtown Revitalization projects have led to 261 new jobs in the downtown core and attracted over $61 million of private sector investment in Kenora.

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