Algoma Street constructed in 2011. Now two sections of curb and gutter are being replaced because it looks like this.. It looked like this in 2012 but who is keeping track? Warranty work? Should be but I’m betting dollars to doughnuts that will be city work crews doing this work…at taxpayers’ expense…..again! City […]
Notice the vehicle parked between the signs. The parked vehicle is blocking the view of the second sign. It might as well not be there. They were fixing this on Court Street. Paving work was being done on Algoma Street. The interesting thing is that both streets were kept open while the work was going […]
Looks like a section of sidewalk is getting replaced. Hurrah! you might say. But…and there always seems to be a but, this sidewalk is on Algoma Street. This sidewalk that is now going to cost the taxpayers money to remove and replace is on the part of Algoma Street that was reconstructed in 2011. The […]
It appears that the City of Thunder Bay has found a use for all those cigarette butts that are so carelessly discarded by smokers. Fertilizing our urban forests. If this experiment proves successful, its possible that hiring the unemployed to harvest the butts may be a win/win result. Stay tuned.
Who is out there looking out for your interests on road construction work? The Engineering Department? Well… When drivers see signs up for no reason, they grow to ignore those signs. That happened on Arundel Street. It happened here on Algoma Street. I watched at least one vehicle drive passed the road closed sign and […]
Many taxpayers’ dollars went in to the new trees installed on the Algoma Street construction 2012 project. Its good to see that our city’s citizens are finding innovative uses for them. Thunder Bay smokers…you gotta love them.
I was walking along Algoma Street yesterday when I noticed something new about the tiles laid in the late fall of 2012. Previously, I have pointed out many shortcomings in the tile installation on that project. There are no shortage of things that are wrong with those tiles. The tiles are basically two solid […]
Spring 2013 and there is more paving tile work happening at the intersection of Bay and Algoma . Have the workers learned anything from last year? Lets have a look. Well, the workers are wearing masks and ear protection. This does protect them from the large amount of dust being produced and the loud noise […]
The old Cornwall School property is located at the corner of Algoma and Cornwall Streets. There are several mature trees that line both property lines. Last year, the section of Algoma Street that fronts the property was reconstructed. New sewer and water lines were installed, sidewalks and street lighting replaced as well as new curb, […]
The new bus stops on the section of Algoma Street (construction 2012) between Bay Street and John Street will eventually have bus shelters installed. The shelters, for some reason that is unknown to me, will be located a fair distance away from the actual stop. People using the shelter will have to watch for the […]