Planned work on the Connecting Link won’t be done this year.

At the March 9 council meeting, Timmins CAO Dave Landers said one bid was received for the planned roadwork on Algonquin Boulevard from Mattagami Boulevard South just east of the bridge to Theriault Boulevard.

While the city engineer’s estimate for the section was about $6.1 million, Landers said the sole bid was for almost $8.5 million.

Landers’ recommendation is to not do the Connecting Link work this year. He suggested using money earmarked for the Connecting Link to tackle detour roads, such as Laforest.

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