Hotel work continues through road closure

Construction of the six-storey, 129-unit Hyatt House hotel continues at 1165 Oliver Rd. as infrastructure work begins to connect the structure with city services.
Beginning today, Oliver Road will close between Burwood and Conservation roads with the scheduled reopening on Wednesday.
There are plans for a second proposed hotel to be built in the same area but the city's planning division could not confirm the name of it.
Paul Manzon, the manager of building services, said they have not received any news of forecasted commercial construction projects for 2024, nor do they have any permit applications for any significant commercial buildings, including hotels.
"We are currently reviewing an application for a permit to construct a new aircraft hangar on Derek Burney Drive," Manzon said.
Jillian Fazio, the city's senior planner, said there are two recent planning approvals for commercial expansions. One involves a retail expansion at the corner of Central Avenue and Harbour Expressway, and the other is the rezoning to service-commercial along Waterloo Street. Both have been approved.
Meanwhile, during the road closure, access to the Thunder Bay Expressway via Oliver Road will be detoured to alternate routes. Posted detour signs will redirect travellers on Oliver via Burwood Road, Central Avenue, and Golf Links Road.
The city urges drivers to avoid the area by taking an alternate route on those two days.
Businesses between Burwood and Conservation roads will remain accessible to local traffic from the east side (Golf Links Road) of the construction area.

Sandi Krasowski, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Chronicle-Journal