Mindemoya Traffic Control Plan Friday November 27, 2020

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Ontario Provincial Police, Provincial Constable Marc Hovingh Visitation in Mindemoya, ON

Please be advised that there will be a heavy amount of traffic and parking within the town of Mindemoya during the visitation for PC Marc Hovingh at Mindemoya Missionary Church. Residents and visitors should plan accordingly for this influx of people and vehicles all day within the community. This plan has been relayed to the Municipality of Central Manitoulin from an O.P.P traffic specialist. Additionally, several O.P.P. officers and the Municipal Road Crew will be stationed around the town directing traffic. Part of Nixon, Thorne and Anglin will be closed, open only to local traffic to safely manage the visitors to the church and allow for proper social distancing while waiting.
Date: Friday November 27, 2020
Location: Mindemoya Missionary Church at 51 Yonge Street, Mindemoya, ON
Times: 12:00-4:00 pm & 6:00-9:00 pm.  (expect very heavy traffic and parking from 11 am to 9:30 pm)
Access to the Missionary Church parking lot is closed.
Closed Streets:
Local traffic permitted.
Access to the Missionary Church parking lot is closed. 
Nixon Street closed at Duke
Thorne Street closed between Nixon and Yonge
Anglin Street closed between Nixon and Yonge
Bay, Perry and Margaret Streets will also be closed and monitored, open to local traffic only. 
These streets are closed so visitors to the church can line up safely 6 feet apart without parking and traffic on the narrow streets. 
These streets will also have pilons and markers on them for social distancing. 
(see map)
Traffic Direction:
O.P.P. officers will be directing traffic at the main intersection Highway 542 and 551 (coming up Yonge) and some streets will be closed and O.P.P and Municipal Road Crews will be directing traffic. Only local traffic is permitted to enter the closed off streets. 
Parking is expected to be heavy in the downtown area along both sides of Highway 542 and Highway 551, there is not much parking capacity on Duke Street, some side streets and the Municipal Complex area and there is a medium size parking lot at Trinity United Church. Due to the Towns capacity for parking for an event such as this many visitors will have to park and walk some distance. (see map)
Persons with Disabilities:
Persons with disabilities can drive up to Yonge and Thorne St.  to contact a Police Officer directing traffic for a closer parking spot. 
Many businesses in the town of Mindemoya will be closed for at least 30 minutes around 9:45 to 10:15 as a sign of respect to Marc Hovingh and his family as he is escorted from Little Current to Mindemoya for an arrival time of 10:00 am. Some businesses will have some varying hours to this and residents and visitors should check those times.

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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