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This road is going to be closed on Monday

Saturday, April 05, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

Avery Construction has asked us to advise our readers that Albert Street will be closed to traffic between Hudson Street and Toronto Street beginning on Monday.

it will be closed for three days, re-opening early Thursday morning.

A detour will be available.

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macgyvr 4/5/2014 8:23:23 PM Report

WHY??????
Beej 4/5/2014 8:32:49 PM Report

That's how long it will take to patch all the potholes.
James O'Brien 4/5/2014 8:39:34 PM Report

Bridge plaza work I suspect.
macgyvr 4/5/2014 8:44:13 PM Report

SPEAKING OF POTHOLES. IS SOMEONE GOING TO START FILLING THEM WITH COLD PATCH SO THAT THE FIRST FIVE OR TEN CARS WILL BREAK IT ALL UP AGAIN IN ORDER TO CREATE SOME OVERTIME?
macgyvr 4/5/2014 8:57:46 PM Report

"NEW ROAD BUILDING GUIDELINES" 1 APROACH POTHOLE FULL OF WATER WITH TRUCK FULL OF COLD OR HOT PATCH. 2 SHOVEL COLD OR HOT PATCH IN POTHOLE. 3 PACK COLD OR HOT PATCH WITH SQUARE OR ROUND SHOVEL. 4 MOVE TO NEXT POTHOLE AND REPEAT. BY THE TIME YOU REACH THE END OF THE STREET START AGAIN.???????????????????
Sam C 4/5/2014 9:57:20 PM Report

macgyvr... no need to SHOUT.

Do you really expect a permanent repair in this weather? Not only are the potholes full of water, but the ground beneath and around them is saturated with water.

Slow down, and drive round them.
opinionated 4/5/2014 10:13:24 PM Report

Hey macgyvr, hit your CAPS LOCK key on the left side of your keyboard - it's stuck on.



The road's being closed due to bridge plaza work, like someone mentioned.
rye 4/5/2014 10:19:00 PM Report

Guys macgyvr is only shouting because he's stuck in a pothole that he wasn't smart enough to go around. lol. He may need help.
Shortz 4/5/2014 10:30:23 PM Report

If that's the case, maybe a truck would be better? Most of the potholes I've been encountering are large enough for my little Alero to fall into. No wonder I've been driving my gas guzzling 28 yr old pickup since the new year came in instead. That, plus I know if one of the famous idiot Sault drivers collides with my truck, my truck will be more likely to be able to be driven away from the accident site than a newer car ever will.
macgyvr 4/5/2014 10:32:50 PM Report

HARD TO AVOID WHEN COVERED WITH SNOW. YOU PROBABLY DRIVE IN THE WEST END.
rye 4/5/2014 10:38:39 PM Report

Macgyvr article was about a road closure. Did you hit your head in one of the many potholes. What else would you like to complain about?
macgyvr 4/5/2014 10:44:21 PM Report

PROPERTY TAXES AND THE LATE SPRING.
rye 4/5/2014 10:49:06 PM Report

Unfortunately shouting on sootday will not help with any of your complaints. Lol
macgyvr 4/5/2014 10:51:25 PM Report

ok.
scottstewy123 4/5/2014 11:01:25 PM Report

you mean for 6 months
atoz 4/6/2014 12:17:57 AM Report

Ya the roads in the sault are as in good condition as peoples teeth here, lots of holes and rotten. I heard u can contact the city to fix your car for repairs done for damage because of lack of maintance. Food for thought..


sweetthing 4/6/2014 8:42:40 AM Report

Hard to get any money from the city for damages city must be broke that is why the roads are the way they are the city will find a loop hole to get away with the damages . Look at the floods last year due to the sewers no one got any help or money we lost 1000's of dollars of property due to poor sewer drains its been a tough one for Sault Ste. Marie since last year hope it gets better
liam 4/6/2014 9:20:54 AM Report

The sewer backups and flooding were caused by mother nature and as sad as it is people can not blame the city. Taxes should not pay for repairs, that is what insurance is for. Upgrade your policy if it is not sufficient.
Second of all with the winter we had of course the roads are terrible. Full crews are out working on them. Grab a shovel and start helping if you are too stupid to slow down.
TFinn 4/6/2014 9:24:02 AM Report

There are proper ways to repair potholes, and then band-aid ways .. Proper ways are more expensive up front …but the cheap ways will soon surpass the $$ mark and then will be more expensive in the long run. By dumping cold patch into a wet unprepared pot hole will fix it temporarily ..very temporarily. This city needs to have a refresher course on how to fix them properly.
There is specialized equipment for sale on the market, and is designed just for the purpose of fixing potholes ..all in one and self contained with all the equipment needed for the repair with the unit including “HOT” asphalt no matter what season, night emergency and work lighting as well, for 24 hr usage if desired. I have witnessed them work, and they are just what any city needs. It actually can be manned by just one person, but the norm is a crew of two or three. The finished product is a real fix not a band-aid solution.
Just Curious 4/6/2014 9:53:19 AM Report

T Finn; Think back a few years... The city tried out one of those machines and decided it wouldn't work up here for some reason. I suspect the main reason was they might have to lay off too many old uncles and cousins and brothers and do away with the system we have now.. God forbid that a city driver would actually have to push a few buttons and do some work..
Beej 4/6/2014 9:57:53 AM Report

@ liam
"Second of all with the winter we had of course the roads are terrible."

The winter we had didn't help any, but it's not the reason for the brutal roads around here.
The city is 20 years behind on it's repaving program.
I talked to a retired city engineer who told me that he advised them that they weren't doing enough, year after year, but as usual they just carried on with their minimal yearly efforts and didn't listen.
He told them it would come back to bite them in the ass, big time.
Well, it certainly has, they have gotten so far behind that they will never catch up, people in SSM will be driving on pothole laden roads forever more.
justsomeguy 4/6/2014 11:36:03 AM Report

@Liam - did you know that cerain insurance companies such as Allstate have been warning the city of Sault Ste. Marie for many years that the storm sewers were doomed to fail?

They have been advising the city that the infrastructure is in such a state of disrepair & neglect that they will only cover any new policies in this area for a max of $25k sewer backup.

It's a shame the city didn't listen to that one.

I also wonder what happened to the city council's 11th hour (or later) application for emergency relief?
That was without question a no brainer - to this day I just cannot believe there was even a debate on that. Looks like we may have missed out on getting a few hundred thousand dollars in relief, and for what reason? Council laziness? The City's lack of thought? Afraid we'll look like the evil Toronto when they applied? Regardless, guess who will be picking up that tab ultimately - us, the taxpayers.
mikethedeerman 4/6/2014 9:11:55 PM Report

so will shafer if they don't take the snowbanks soon its down to one lane in spots now
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