Kenora Mayor Dan Reynard says even though residents have been dealing with navigating the many road construction projects in the community, the city has seen significant positive feedback on their progress.

“I think the realization is that people are excited that we’re getting to the end of the phase, and the projects are moving along really well. Hats off to the contractors, but also for the residents. We’ve seen a lot of positive comments and that’s always reassuring.”

Reynard says city crews and contractors are all on-target, when it comes to finishing road construction projects on Park Street, Maple Street, Thistle Drive and Railway Street. He expects crews to wrap-up by the end of September.

“It was reassuring to see the paving equipment start on Railway Street. Residents have been really good, as have been the contractors. We haven’t come across any real issues. We’re hoping it’ll all be complete in the next six weeks.”

Construction from the new roundabout down Park Street and onto Railway Street is being funded by federal gas tax funds, as well as a $3.9 million dollar investment by the province. It'll be a multi-year project.

Phase 4 of downtown revitalization began in May, 2019. The total cost of the project was estimated to be $6.85 million, and it included Chipman Street, Matheson Street and First Street South, including the new roundabout.

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