Welcome To
Acadia Broadcasting NewsThe Latest and Greatest ContentYour Trusted Local Source


Thunder Bay streetscape renewal project set to resume

By CJ Goater Apr 22, 2024 | 12:57 PM

The intersection of Court Street and Red River Road (File Photo/Acadia Broadcasting)

Thunder Bay’s north core streetscape renewal project is set to resume in full for the year.

The project began in 2023 and so far this year city crews have started to install granite planters and decorative pavers on Court Street.  The city plans to continue work on Court Street while also shifting to work on Red River Road as well.

The first phase of construction is expected to begin on May 6, with the closure of Red River Road from Cumberland Street to St. Paul Street. On May 1, Cooke Street will become a one-way street, with its direction of travel reversed, with traffic going easterly from Court Street to St. Paul Street, to provide access to St. Paul Street while Red River Road is closed.

The multi-year project will see the replacement of sanitary sewers and watermains on both streets and the restoration of sidewalks and roads. According to the city, this will include “improvements to public spaces that will support more public events, patio and vendor space, and improved walkability.”

Businesses in the construction zone will remain open, and pedestrians will have access to storefronts.

Safety signage will be in place, and drivers and pedestrians should use caution and reduce speeds around the construction zone.

For more information including a map of the closure click here.