It will be a couple of more weeks yet before Brunelle Road North is completely open to traffic.
Public Works General Manager Eric Cote says work on one of the main arteries through Kapuskasing is about 95 per cent with an extension near the Enbridge offices being added to tie in all of the new piping.
Town Council approved the request at Monday’s meeting of $120,000 with the money used from the savings of the Connecting Link project on Government Road.
“The extension which is going to happen is a small piece of 50 metres in between where we were proposing to stop this year and where a few years back they did the connection for the new water tower,” he said.
Cote says mother nature hasn’t made it easy on the project either.
“Ya we are starting to see issues arising around the freeze,” he said. “Obviously today it was much cooler than the week before but we are really pushing. The guys from Villeneuve are working very hard trying to get that done as soon as possible.”
Paving of Brunelle Road North won’t be carried out until after the frost has thawed out next year.