Construction crews working throughout the city of Thunder Bay often have inaccurate, inadequate or almost entirely absent detour/closure signs. With such major construction happening day-to-day in Thunder Bay, you would think appropriate detour routes and warning signs would appear well ahead of construction sites. However, that’s not the case. Construction crews are putting closure signs, detour signs and other warnings far too close to the construction sites to have any impact.
Placing a Road Closed sign on Simpson Street not even 100 metres from the construction taking place does nothing to divert traffic and keep this city rolling.
Similarly, placing a Right Lane Closed sign half-way up the right lane on Balmoral (near the Beverly Street construction site) won’t allow traffic to switch to the left lane before the lights.
Plan ahead a bit and show some respect for the motorists trying to deal with the construction kerfuffle. You’ve had all summer — if not all year.
When leaving Walmart County Fair at the Dawson Road-Strand Avenue intersection does the exit have two left advance turn lanes or one with two straight-through lanes?
I have been using this intersection for most my life and I have always understood it as two left-turning lanes and one straight through. I work in the area and see daily many close calls and some accidents from these lanes not being marked on pavement or by signage.
It gets frustrating when you are in what you think is a turning lane and you get to the advanced light signal to find the person in front of you is stopped, waiting to go straight, forcing the two lanes to merge into one across the lights?
Can the city fix this issue or is it something the mall owner has to do to properly mark its exits out of the parking lot?
Micheal A. Davis