The people who use Frederickhouse Lake Road the most have spoken, and Timmins city council is listening.
The bridge over the Porcupine River just off Highway 101 will be replaced.
In a packed council chamber Tuesday night, results of a survey and a partial engineering report were presented. It included the potential for a different route, as well as a figure of 96% of people surveyed wanting a two-lane bridge.
Their councillor – John Curley – presented a motion calling on administration to proceed with bridge construction.
The existing bridge has been shut down since last November, over safety concerns.
Curley’s motion also mentions upgrading Carrigan Road, which has been acting as a detour.
Curley’s motion gained the full support of his fellow council members.