Drivers in South Porcupine can expect various lane closures over the next month, as work on phase one of the Connecting Link project begins today. This week, the work will focus on the Bruce-Y. Curbs will be removed and culverts will be replaced. After that is done, which is expected to be Friday, the construction will move down Highway 101. Excavation, ditching, and electrical work will take until the 26th. From there, paving will be done.

The city says the outside lane on Highway 101, adjacent to the concrete island at Bruce Avenue, and the ramp to Bruce Avenue will be closed this week.

This is all part of the first phase of the 10 phase project. The construction is beginning after recent news that the project is only going to span 1.4 kilometres of the highway, instead of the originally proposed three kilometres.

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