Road work gets its long-awaited green light
The long-awaited road work construction in the community has been given the green light by Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council during its General Finance Meeting on August 23.
The Six Nations Public Works Department had a 10-year Road Management Plan completed in 2022, which has guided the selection of roads to be resurfaced in 2023. They are as follows: Road 135 (2nd Line between Tuscarora & Onondaga Rd.), Road 136 (2nd Line between Onondaga & Cayuga Rd), Road 144 (3rd Line between Chiefswood & Tuscarora Rd.), Road 177 (6th Line between Cayuga & Oneida Rd.), Road 273 (Cayuga Rd. between 2nd & 3rd Line), Road 276 (Cayuga Rd. between 5th & 6th Line). Also, Road 245 (Chiefswood Rd between Bicentennial Trail and 5th Line) is scheduled to be resurfaced this year.
Three bids were obtained, with Dufferin Construction Company earning the right to the contract. GIP Paving will do the resurfacing of Road 245 (Chiefswood Rd between Bicentennial Trail and 5th Line).
SNGREC unanimously voted to get the project started immediately.
“This is a good news day,” Director of Six Nations Public Works Michael Montour said. “We are happy to be doing these road projects this year. It took a little longer than we would have liked to get here. Getting these roads done is something we have been planning for.”
Montour also wanted to thank the community for responding to the survey and letting them know that roads were a top priority. This guided the planning and investment.
“Like the rest of council, I am excited to have this project up and going,” Chief Mark B. Hill said. “If we were able to, we would start this yesterday. This project is going to be a great one for our community.”
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