THUNDER BAY, ON – A vote on proposed truck restrictions in Thunder Bay, Ontario
will now be held in September, as the local business community pushes
against plans that would close much of Arthur Street and Dawson Road
(Highway 102) to anything above 15,000 kilograms.
The long-time truck routes were once part of the Trans-Canada
Highway, but some city councillors and residents want the heavier
traffic to shift to the east-west Harbour Expressway, or bypass the
community entirely on highways 11/17 and 61.
The local chamber of commerce and businesses including Resolute
Forest Products and Bruno’s Contracting participated in related public
consultations on May 25, says Lorne Kellar, the controller for
Santorelli’s Truck Stop, which relies on truck traffic on Arthur Street.
That business-focused session also attracted as many people as a
separate session for residents, he adds.
“Now they’re going back and they’re going to review all the
comments,” Kellar says of the city council. “We’re hoping, we’re really
hoping they have a better understanding of the impact on business.”
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