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Disruptions & Closures


The City of Kenora works hard to keep your programs, services and infrastructure open and accessible. We appreciate your patience when we do have service disruptions and closures.

Stay up to date on disruptions and closures that may impact you.


Disruption & Closure Notices

Bay Street Bridge Overpass Lane Closure May 28 – June 25, 2018

Please be advised the Bay Street Overpass Bridge (Highway 17 West) in Keewatin will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, May 28 until Monday, June 25, 2018 and traffic will be controlled with traffic signal lights.

In addition you can expect delays in using Bay Street under the bridge as this road will also be reduced to one lane.

Moncrief Construction will be performing repairs and rehabilitation works during this time and traffic delays can be expected.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this infrastructure project.

Traffic Reduced to One Lane May 28 – 31, 2018

Please be advised beginning Monday, May 28 until Thursday May 31, 2018, there will be traffic delays on three local bridges, as well as Valley Drive.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane as Northern Crack Sealers will be performing the following work:

• Parson Street bridge (Norman) – replacement of expansion joint seals
• Keewatin Channel bridge (Highway 17 West to Keewatin) – bridge cleaning and waterproofing
• Cameron Bay bridge (Highway 17 West to Keewatin) – bridge cleaning and waterproofing
• Valley Drive – asphalt crack sealing

The above works may change depending on weather as the works cannot be performed in wet or raining conditions.

The City thanks the public for their patience as this maintenance work is completed.

May Long Weekend Hours

The Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre is open on the Victoria Day holiday from 9 am to 4 pm.

All other City buildings and facilities are closed.

For after hours troubles, call 807-467-2080.

Fire and emergency services on duty as usual.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

City Wide Fire Ban in Effect as of May 15, 2018

Please be advised City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services has issued a COMPLETE FIRE BAN for the City of Kenora. All outside burning is prohibited, including brush and grass burning, backyard fire pits, or cook stoves that use solid fuels (wood or charcoal).  BBQs that use propane are permitted with extreme caution. Burn permits have been cancelled also.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) currently has a Restricted Fire Zone in effect for most of the Northwest region. The City of Kenora fire ban will remain in effect until the Restricted Fire Zone from the MNRF is lifted.

For more information, contact Fire Chief Todd Skene, Fire and Emergency Services Manager, 807-467-2090.

Traffic Delays Houghton Road Between Valley Drive and Ninth Street North

Please be advised that beginning Thursday, May 10, until Tuesday, May 15, 2018, there will be traffic delays and potential detours on Houghton Road between Valley Drive and Ninth Street North.

This disruption is to accommodate storm sewer replacement on Houghton Road. Please consider alternate routes of travel to avoid delays.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience as this infrastructure maintenance project is completed.