Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Murphy Road is closed!

Murphy Road, a gravel road that runs across the north end of Timmins, is closed. The road, which is popular with berry-pickers, ATVers and even dirt bikers, now has a locked gate at the western approach to the road, at Highway 655. A sign posted at the gate says Villeneuve Construction, Laforet Pit, No Trespassing. Villeneuve Construction, is a Hearst company. Company spokesman Mario Villeneuve told The Times this week “we own the property.” The company’s website says Villeneuve Construction has numerous aggregate resources between North Bay and Thunder Bay. “This important construction resource enables us to undertake construction contracts throughout Northern Ontario. We have access to a portable crusher, therefore we can provide aggregate resources wherever they are needed,” says the website. (click on any photo in this blog to see it full size)

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