Public Meeting Over Highway 11-17 Plans


Changes ComingTHUNDER BAY – There will be a public meeting for Oliver Paipoonge residents this evening to discuss the plans to move Highway 11-17 away from Kakabeka Falls. 

The proposed routes, according to a group of concerned citizens will bypass the Business Section of Kakabeka Falls and will not have adequate access to the new proposed Highway. 

Concerned residents & business owners will meet with the Ministry of Transportation to discuss the proposed routes and offer alternatives to bypassing the Heart of Kakabeka Falls at a public meeting for all Oliver Paipoonge Residents.

The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on December 1st at the Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Moving Highway 11-17 away from Kakabeka Falls should not be an option when studying ways to improve and widen the highway corridor, area residents will tell representatives from the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) this evening.

Although nothing has been finalized, the MTO has identified four options for expanding Highway 11-17 to a two -lane freeway with access at interchange locations only.

The alternative routes that all bypass the business district will be presented by the MTO for input this evening (Dec 1st) at 7:00 pm.

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