Notice of Study Commencement for Highway 6 Pavement Rehabilitation; Miller Lake to Maple Golf Crescent

By Marianne Wood

A number of MNBP residents recently received a notice of study commencement for highway 6 pavement rehabilitation in Northern Bruce. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd to complete the detailed design and class environmental assessment study.

The study is the next step towards pavement rehabilitation on highway 6 from Lindsay Road 20, Miller Lake to Maple Golf Crescent, Tobermory, an approximately 27.4 km stretch of road.

The project will include the replacement of 20 centreline culverts, drainage improvements, installation of 3 km of wildlife fencing, paved shoulder improvements to accommodate cycling, and, especially exciting for those who travel the highway in summer months, the addition of left-turn lanes at Cyprus Lake Road, Dorcas Bay Road, Warner Bay/Little Cove Road, and Maple Golf Crescent. 

It is anticipated that traffic staging will be accomplished by temporary lane reductions, reducing to single lanes for structure work, and night paving.

The public are welcome to communicate any concerns or questions related to the project to Kevin Welker , Project Manager ( or Khalid Backtash, Project Coordinator (

The full notice can be found on the municipal website under the correspondence section of the Oct 15 2019 Agenda.