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Closure of one lane on Great Northern Road

Thursday, March 27, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

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The PUC would like to advise the public that Great Northern Road in the area of Lukenda Drive (west entrance to Sault Area Hospital) will be reduced to one lane from 6 p.m. on Thursday evening (March 27th) to 7 a.m. Friday morning (March 28th).

This traffic restriction is in place to permit the repair of a broken water main on the west side of Great Northern Road and to ensure the safety of the travelling public while repairs are being carried out.

During the repair, traffic flow will be reduced at the Sault Area Hospital entrance on Great Northern Road.

Visitors to the Sault Area Hospital are encouraged to use the Third Line East entrance while repairs are completed.

However, should visitors choose to use the Lukenda Drive entrance the PUC advises caution when transiting the repair site. 

A temporary water service line protected by a ramp will be running across Lukenda Drive supplying the Great Northern Retirement Home.

Visitors are urged to slow down and exercise caution when crossing over the ramp.

The temporary service line and ramp will be removed following the repair.

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SimsDrum 3/27/2014 4:19:53 PM Report

It's been one lane for many days! There is a lake
In the curb lane. Thanks for the advanced notice
Though! Hahaha!
You are funny PUC!
Javaman 3/27/2014 4:29:50 PM Report

Why are they running water across the street to the GREAT NORTHERN NURSING HOME ?? Did they not just tear that building down?
SimsDrum 3/27/2014 4:49:44 PM Report

and by funny I mean DUMB!!!!
opinionated 3/27/2014 5:10:39 PM Report

SimsDrum:

They mean one lane for both directions of traffic, which will mean one direction at a time can go through while the other has to wait. This will cause delays and certainly warrants this warning the PUC are giving.

Right now it's one lane Southbound only.
SimsDrum 3/27/2014 5:14:58 PM Report

Correct. thank you, I guess a small lake in the curb lane doesn't warrant any explanation from my beloved PUC
Mr. Will.i.am 3/27/2014 6:12:57 PM Report

The PUC put out an explanation on this two weeks ago...

http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/details.asp?c=69904
damzull1 3/27/2014 7:47:21 PM Report

P...pretty
U...useless
C...company

If its not power outage's or brown water its broken water main's that take's forever to fix and make a mess of the roads in the process
I rest my case
iamtc 3/27/2014 8:13:49 PM Report

I can't stop laughing at the puc I pulled up to them about 20 min ago on great norther and asked if they knew where I can go get clean water they told me to go to metro
Sam C 3/27/2014 8:30:23 PM Report

damzull... you might rest your case, but I don't see that you've made much of a case to start with.
I'm In 3/27/2014 9:59:15 PM Report

opinionated: where did you get your information, I drove by there on Great Northern Road earlier this evening around 6:20 pm there was one lane each way (north and south), west of Lukenda Dr. like the article states.
derek 3/28/2014 9:47:17 AM Report

It has been closed one lane for weeks.

How is it possible for the PUC to let the water run for weeks like that.

Amazing waste of resources..
opinionated 3/28/2014 11:12:54 AM Report

Ok I was wrong, sorry, misread the article. But the fact they were closing another lane is still worth mentioning.

Also, derek, they were going to fix it "weeks ago" but have been busy with other more important issues. They issued a release at the time explaining this. The water running is a waste of resources but it wasn't harming anything other than the fact one lane was closed, thats why they put it on the back burner.
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