Thunder Bay

Resurfacing project to begin on Victoria Avenue between Edward St. and Lillie St.

A resurfacing project is expected to begin on Wednesday on Victoria Avenue, between Edward Street and Lillie Street.

The work is expected to last approximately 4 to 6 weeks

Motorists and pedestrians are being asked to take alternate routes, use extra caution and obey all posted signs on Victoria Avenue, between Edward Street and Lillie Streets during resurfacing. (David Horemans/CBC)

Asphalt resurfacing on a major south-side roadway is scheduled to begin Wednesday, the City of Thunder Bay said.

Victoria Avenue, between Edward Street and Lillie Street, will be resurfaced, and the entire project is expected to take between four to six weeks.

The City of Thunder Bay says the work is expected to take from four to six weeks.

In a media release, project engineer Mathew Miedema says work will include removing the exiting asphalt surface and re-paving with two new lifts of asphalt.

As part of the work, traffic signals will be removed at the Victoria Avenue and Lillie Street intersection, and a new multi-use trail will be constructed along Ford Street, between Rankin Street and Walnut Street.

A new pedestrian crossover will also be installed at the Victoria Avenue and Ford Street intersection.

Traffic may be delayed or restricted during busy times. Westbound traffic will be permitted through the construction zone, however eastbound traffic will be detoured at Edward Street.

Businesses within the construction zone will remain open as usual.