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Road reconstruction project on the horizon for Biigtigong Nishnaabeg – Anishinabek News

BIIGTIGONG NISHNAABEG — Biigtigong Nishnaabeg is investing $148,559 towards an about $2.2 million road reconstruction project for the community.

“We’re going to resurface sections of our road, some of the sections that have been heavily deteriorated over the last 35 years,” says Daniel Michano, capital housing director at Biigtigong Nishnaabeg. “And we’re going to include things like bike paths and some new signage. We’ve got certain sections of our road that have high usage so speeds tend to come up, so we’re looking at trying to mitigate that to make it a little safer for everybody.”

Michano says the project includes a new area for the school buses to pull over because it gets busy at pickup and drop-off times.

“We’re looking to improve the safety of the traffic,” Michano says. “It is a little hectic there at times, and you’re dealing with Kindergarten to Grade 8 students.”

Michano says there will be an economic opportunity for the community during the construction phase, which is scheduled for next year.

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