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Highway 66 Reconstruction Gull Lake Protection

NOTICE Highway 66 Reconstruction Gull Lake Protection Measures
Posted on 05/14/2021

 

Highway 66 Reconstruction
Gull Lake Protection Measures

Kirkland Lake residents are advised that the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has commissioned rehabilitation work along Highway 66 for approximately 23 kilometers, terminating west of Highway 624. The project will tentatively begin during the week of May 17 and conclude in November, resuming in the 2022 construction season. The project includes road resurfacing and rehabilitation of Misema River Bridge.

Preventative measures will be put in place to ensure public safety and minimize the impact on the environment. The latter includes the installation of turbidity curtains in Gull Lake. A turbidity curtain is essentially a piece of fabricate that prevents small particles displaced by construction work from passing through to the lake. It has a float on the top and weights on the bottom to keep in it the correct location. The curtains will be installed in the coming weeks and will remain in place while work takes place in that area. The Town of Kirkland Lake and the Timiskaming Health Unit have been advised that a motorized boat will be required to install and remove the turbidity curtain. Both organizations support the measure as it will be of limited duration and will help ensure the protection of the lake’s eco-system and water quality.

For further information on this construction project, please contact the following:

EXP Services Inc.
Contract Administrator: Amy Kwaka, 705-648-5359, [email protected]

J&P Leveque Bros. Haulage Ltd.
Contractor: Bryce Wilson, 613-334-6739

View official Notice.

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