MTO Advisory – Highway 61 Closure Extended

Highway closure

THUNDER BAY — The Ministry of Transportation wishes to advise that for emergency reasons due to overpass damage, the full highway closure currently in effect on Highway 61 between Broadway Avenue and Neebing Avenue/Princess Street will be extended until 6:00 am, Monday November 18, 2019.   This ongoing closure will allow for the completion of the necessary emergency work, upon which time the highway will be fully reopened to two lane traffic.  During the closure, a marked detour will be provided from Highway 61 Neebing Avenue to Broadway Avenue and back to Highway 61 in both directions.

The highway closure is necessary to ensure the safety of road users and workers while this emergency construction work is underway.

We apologize for the inconvenience and urge motorists to schedule their travel to minimize any delays.  Motorists are reminded to obey and follow all traffic signage and flag persons for the safety of both workers and drivers.

For the latest information on highway closures and construction, the public can call 511, MTO’s Road Information Line or check