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Large, out-of-place truck damages signs in connecting link detour zone

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Some drivers are not complying fully with construction-related detours in the area of Algonquin Blvd., and city police are out to correct that.

Communications coordinator Marc Depatie has an example from Monday morning that he says wouldn’t have happened otherwise.  A large truck collided with a sign at the corner of Wilson Ave. and Mountjoy St.

“We’re investigating this particular collision,” he tells My Timmins Now Dot Com. “There was a little damage to a municipal stop sign. So we’re looking into it at present, tracking down the driver, as it were.” No other vehicle was involved.

Depatie says officers are enforcing restrictions for large commercial vehicles.  If the driver can’t prove they’re making a delivery on streets where they shouldn’t be, they’ll be fined.

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Meanwhile, Depatie reports another problem related to connecting link reconstruction. The intersection of Vimy Ave. and MacLean Dr. is now a temporary three-way stop.

“Where we would traditionally, if we were heading south on MacLean, meeting up with Mountjoy, typically you swing around that curve without any interference,” he describes. “Well, there’s a stop sign there now. It’s clearly indicated.”

Depatie reminds drivers to be aware and responsible.

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