Starting today, the second phase of the Thunder Lake Road construction project will begin. Physical construction will begin later in July, however, staff are applying liquid calcium to the road this week in order to alleviate dust in the area.

In 2017, staff completed phase one of the project. That consisted of pulverizing and reshaping Thunder Lake Road for 2.3 kilometres north. That portion of the road was considered to be the longest continuous portion of the road, and was in the worst condition.

Phase two of the project includes drainage improvement by removing bedrock in the ditch lines, ditching, and replacing major culverts. After the work is complete, more granular material and crushed asphalt will be placed on the roadway to prepare for surface treatment. Depending on funding, the surface treatment may be extended south, past the 2.3 kilometre section.

The City of Dryden notes that they have been using portions of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Grant for the project.