The second phase of two big projects is slated to begin as soon as possible in Kapuskasing.
One, the connecting link upgrade for the Trans-Canada Highway, has completed its design stage and already has made many changes to the Highway 11 stretch through town.
CAO for the town of Kapuskasing, Yves Labelle says the two-phase projects are the bread and butter for public works as a result of northern winters.
The two-phase plans also help local contractors split up the work and give the town extra time for planning, especially on larger projects.
Labelle says the Ottawa-Nipigon overhaul is now in its final design and tender stages and will begin as soon as possible.