Update Notice: Temporary Daily Road Closures Muskoka Road 169 (Bala)

Muskoka Road 169 (Bala) will be fully closed at the North Bridge twice daily for periods up to 30 minutes. The closures are required to accommodate rock blasting at the North Bala Small Hydro Project.

Closures will commence until further notice according to the following updated schedule:


Monday to Saturday          11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday                               No closures

The road closures are necessary to ensure public safety as a result of the blasting activities.  A radius of 30 meters will be secured by the OPP restricting vehicles and pedestrians from the safety zone.  This 30 m radius will include both lanes of Muskoka Road 169. ‎

Prior to each blast taking place, twelve (12) audible short whistles will be signaled.  Following the blast, an all-clear siren will be sounded for 5 seconds.

Please watch for notifications on the electronic message boards located in Bala both in the north and south direction.  In addition, updates will be provided on the District of Muskoka (www.muskoka.on.ca) and Township of Muskoka Lakes (www.muskokalakes.ca) websites.  

Questions concerning the blasting activities should be directed to Swift River Energy Ltd. at 1-877-4099 or info@balafalls.ca.  Questions concerning road closures should be directed to Engineering and Public Works at publicworks@muskoka.on.ca ‎or 1-800-261-2483 or 705-645-6764.

Friday, April 13, 2018
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