The Timmins Police Service is issuing a Traffic Advisory in regards to large Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) failing to follow established detour routes currently in place as a result of ongoing construction on main traffic arteries in Timmins.
The Timmins Police Service is aware that routinely, operators of larger Commercial Motor Vehicles are opting to make use of Cameron Street, Vimy Avenue and other streets that do not form part of the established detours.
All operators of large Commercial Motor Vehicles are legally required to comply with all detour routes making effective use Lafleur Road connecting to 655 to facilitate navigating through the city of Timmins while the connecting link construction is being completed.
Unless making a specific and verifiable delivery, the practice of “short cutting” the detoured truck routes will not be tolerated by the Timmins Police Service.
Those operators of Commercial Motor Vehicles found to be in violation of the detours currently in place will have their driving comportment addressed by means of the issuance of Offence Notices or Summonses.
In simple terms, it should be commonly understood that street that are not part of the established truck routes were not constructed to accommodate heavy commercial vehicle traffic on a regular or repetitive basis.
The onus of compliance rests squarely on the shoulders of the individual Commercial Motor Vehicle operator.