City of Thunder Bay Working to Fix Road Damages

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Sinkhole on Ambrose Street
Sinkhole on Ambrose Street

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – It has been a brutal spring for Thunder Bay drivers many who are joking that the potholes on some roads outnumber the road pieces left in place.

Red River Road in the Waterfront District is one of those roadways.

Those portions of Red River Road are slated for re-surfacing in 2023.

NetNewsLedger asked the City of Thunder Bay Infrastructure Division about how long the warranty is for road work completed by outside contractors.

“There is a one year warranty on all capital construction work, with two years on trench settlement and green infrastructure”.

That means some of the road issues like the sinkhole on Edward and Arthur Street, where road construction was completed under Contract 3, 2014, in two phases in 2014 and 2015 are not covered by any warranties.

There was warranty work on Arthur Street and Edward Street Resurfacing completed in 2016, but the warranty has now expired.

On River Street, the City is still seeking a solution. A spokesperson for the Infrastructure Division tells NetNewsLedger, “Until we have a repair solution determined, we cannot establish a timeline for repair. Solutions are being assessed and it is expected a recommended option will be determined within two weeks.”

How Can You Help?

The COTB says, “If you see a pothole on a Thunder Bay street, report it online or give us call at 625-2195. The time to repair can vary, but if it’s on a busy street, we will prioritize it to repair it as quickly as we can.”

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