Ministry hopes to have Thorold tunnel open by the weekend

The Thorold tunnel closure continues.

The west bound lanes heading into St.Catharines from Niagara Falls/Thorold remain shut down for repairs.

Last Friday, a flatbed truck carrying an excavator scraped the ceiling and wall of the tunnel.

The damaged concrete was removed over the weekend and crews and now working on restoring the concrete.

The Ministry of Transportation is hoping that work will be wrapped up this Thursday or Friday and that the tunnel will reopen by the weekend.