It's Construction Season

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 08:48 AM

The provincial government is touting the amount of infrastructure work it will fund across the province this year.

Construction on 250 projects is now underway or about to start.

129 projects will be completed by September.

Here in the Rainy River district, much of that work relates to road construction projects along Highway 11, 502 and 71.

There's also water treatment plant upgrades in Mitaanjigaming and Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nations.

Here is the list of projects in the Rainy River district

Sewage Pump Station 7 Rehabilitation in Atikokan
Highway 11, Jackfish Creek, Lerome Lake and Kemuel Lake culverts replacement near Atikokan
Highway 11, Mills Creek, Caribus Lake, Gagne Lake and Flood Creek culverts replacement near Atikokan
Highway 11,  Mine Centre easterly to Atikokan. Paving 20.7 kms of Highway 11
Highway 502, From 66 kms north of Highway 11 northerly of Dryden. Paving 38.5 kms of Highway 502
Highway 11 and 602, Kitchen Creek, Turner Creek and Lyon Creek culvert replacement near Fort Frances
Highway 71, from 48.5 km south of Highway 17, paving
Mitaanjigamiing Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
Nigigoonsiminikaaning Water Treatment Plant Upgrade    
Sixth Street Water and Sewer Replacement along Sixth St., from River Avenue to Atwood Avenue in Rainy River
Highway 11, Westovers Creek, Ramsdale Creek and Dilke Creek culverts    replacement in west end of Rainy River district.