Work on new 207 Intersection beginning on Monday to include preliminary Water and Sewer work

06/12/2018

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that the MCK Capital Unit will begin work on the reconfiguration of the Route 207 intersection at Highway 30 this coming Monday, 18 Ohiarí:ha/June.

The work will include the modification of the intersection by widening the roadway, and the installation of traffic signalization. Additional turning lanes will be installed by the new intersection to permit proper traffic flow and to provide safe access for our community members. 

The work is being funded by the government of Quebec.

Additionally, and more importantly, the Capital Unit has been directed by Chief & Council to proceed with preliminary works to prepare for the eventual installation of centralized water & sewer systems for future development.

“These works will not result in immediate water & sewer hook ups in the area; however, the works will lay the groundwork for the future project,” said Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton. “Bringing this infrastructure to the residents on the 207 has long been in the plans.”

While the funding hasn’t been finalized yet, the water & sewer project remains a political priority for the MCK. It is with that in mind that the installation of the necessary pipes in that area will take place during the reconfiguration project, rather than tearing up the road at a later date. No exact date has been set for this project to begin.

While the engineering costs for the plans and specifications has been covered by agreement with Quebec, the MCK will use its own monies to fund the water & sewer portion of the works as it continues to work towards the finalization of a funding agreement.

The decision to proceed with the works was passed unanimously at the May 28th duly-convened Council meeting.