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Nipissing First Nation to benefit from new road


September 11, 2019
By Newswire

Sept. 11, 2019, Nipissing First Nation – New funding was annouced for the construction of a new road between the communities of Yellek and Duchesnay in Nipissing First Nation, Ont.

The project involves building a 2.1 kilometre, paved road that will include shoulders, pedestrian walkways, and two culverts.

This new road will improve access for residents to community amenities, provide a safer transportation route than the highway, and enable faster emergency vehicle response.

The Government of Canada is investing $3,308,714 in the project through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Province of Ontario will contribute $808,650, with the Nipissing First Nation contributing $294,255 to the project.

“Improving roadways helps ensure Canadians have more time to spend with their families every day. Once complete, this new road construction in Nipissing First Nation will result in safer and more efficient ways for residents and visitors to travel,” said honourable Bernadette Jordan, minister of rural economic development.

“Connecting our communities brings us together. This investment will enable the people who live in Yellek and Duchesnay to have better access to critical services and improve community safety. It is wonderful to work with Nipissing First Nation to create this $3.3-million investment in community infrastructure,” said Anthony Rota, member ofpParliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming.