Residents and visitors to Sioux Lookout should be aware of pending construction on the North Corridor of Wellington Street, from Fifth Avenue South to Front Street. Following the May long weekend, construction of the Wellington Street North Corridor Upgrade Project will commence.
Northbound traffic on Highway 72, intending to access Sioux Lookout’s downtown core via Wellington Street, will be detoured at the Ed Ariano By-pass, through Alcona Drive and King Street, to access downtown. All traffic travelling north and westbound on Wellington Street beyond the Hwy 72/Ed Ariano by-pass intersection will be “local traffic only” and Wellington Street north and west of Fifth Avenue will be closed.
The project includes replacing all water mains within the construction limits, the installation of new and upgraded stormwater infrastructure, and complete new surface works including concrete curb/gutter, asphalt surface, sidewalks and bicycle lanes.
Duration of construction is expected to be approximately four months with completion anticipated by mid-September.