Road to close for upgrades

Starting Wednesday, First Street West in Nipigon — from the corner of the Canadian Tire and hospital, to the west entrance to Nipigon at the Trans-Canada Highway — will be closed for construction. Except for property owners on that stretch of First Street, all other traffic is asked to use the east entrance to Nipigon, at Railway Street. Coming from Thunder Bay, traffic will go over the bypass hill and turn onto Railway Street before the Nipigon Bridge. Coming from the east, traffic will turn, just over the bridge onto Railway Street. This stretch of First Street has been in need of rebuilding and paving for years and it will be the primary capital budget project for 2020. The project is expected to take most of the summer.