If you have concerns about the incline or hill on Government Road East as you arrive or exit Kapuskasing you are not alone. In fact, Town of Kapuskasing officials are looking at some changes to Government Road as part of phase two of their construction plans. Administrator Guylain Baril says it’s an intersection on the stretch between Gurney Road and Hill Street that they are concerned about.
“Right at the crest of that hill it makes for a bad intersection,” he said. “You drive up the highway, and try to look over your shoulder and you don’t have a lot of time to react. So we want to cut that hill a little and give more eye sight to traffic coming from the east.”
Town Council will be resubmitting the grant application for the Province’s connecting link program to help pay for that project after being turned down last year.
“We feel that we haven’t had our share,” he said. “We feel for the highway that we have that we should get a lot more of the connecting link grant. Communities like Cochrane and Hearst are getting more funding from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario that we are.”
The project is worth $3.8 million with the Province covering up to 90 per cent.