Drivers will have to find some alternate routes.

For roughly the next two weeks, Kenora’s Seventh Avenue South bridge, and the areas surrounding it, have been closed. Local traffic is permitted on Third Street South and Seventh Avenue South, and the west sidewalk on Seventh Avenue South will remain open. The closure is due to Union Gas working in the area. The utility will be relocating one of its gas lines.

The streets and bridge will re-open on November 26. The City of Kenora wanted to thank residents for their patience and cooperation while Union Gas works in the area.

In September, Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield noted that the city had planned to replace the Seventh Avenue bridge in 2017, but was unsuccessful in his efforts to obtain funding from the province. Ontario is now providing roughly $1 million for the project, which was set to be out to tender this fall.

Following a 2014 inspection by WSP Canada Inc. the Seventh Avenue Bridge was determined to be in the worst shape in the City. The consultants recommended that the bridge be replaced within the next 2 to 3 years.

Bridge Repairs Nov 13Photo courtesy of the City of Kenora

For more information:
Canfield eyes bridge replacements

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