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Winter Road Network 2018

Winter Road Network

Thirty-four of Nishnawbe Aski Nation's 49 member First Nations are remote, accessible only by air or seasonal roads. The winter road network. The winter road network consists of five district corridors, stretching over approximately 2,800 kilometres across NAN territory, with each corridor connecting a series of First Nations.

In total there are 29 First Nations connected:

Corridor 1 – Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, North Spirit Lake, Deer Lake & Sandy Lake

Corridor 2 – North Caribou, Keewaywin, Koocheching, Muskrat, Sachigo, Bearskin & Cat Lake

Corridor 3 – Wunnumin, Wawakapewin, Kingfisher, Kasabonika, Wapekeka & Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

Corridor 4 – Neskantaga, Webequie, Nibinamik, Eabametoong & Marten Falls

Corridor 5 – Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan & Moose Cree

Corridor 6 – Fort Severn & Weenusk

Current Status

As of February 1, 2019:

Corridor One – Western Corridor: Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, North Spirit Lake, Deer Lake, Sandy Lake

Under Construction:       none

Open to Light:               Sandy Lake,  Deer Lake

Open to Partial Loads:    North Spirit Lake

Open to Full:                  Pikangikum, Poplar Hill

Corridor Two – Central Corridor: North Caribou Lake, Muskrat Dam, Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, Keewaywin, Cat Lake

Under Construction:       Keewaywin, Cat Lake

Open to Light:               Sachigo Lake

Open to Partial Loads:   Muskrat Dam, Bearskin Lake

Full Loads:                     North Caribou Lake

Corridor Three – Middle Corridor: Kingfisher Lake, Wunnumin Lake, Wawakapewin, Kasabonika Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Wapekaka

Under Construction:      Wawakapewin, Kasabonika Lake, Wunnumin Lake

Open to Light:               Kingfisher Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Wapekeka

Open to Partial Loads:    none

Open to Full Loads:        none

Corridor Four – Eastern Corridor: Neskantaga, Nibinamik, Webequie, Eabametoong, Marten Falls

Under Construction:       Marten Falls, Eabametoong

Open to Light:               Webequie

Open to Partial Loads:    none

Open to Full Loads:        Neskantaga, Nibinamik

Corridor Five – Far North Corridors: Moose Cree, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, Weenusk, Fort Severn

Under Construction:       Fort Severn, Weenusk

Open to Light:               Moose Cree,

Open to Partial Loads:    Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat

Open to Full Loads:        none

Other Winter Road Connected First Nations: Temagami, Shoal Lake #40, Animaki Wa Zhing #37, Northwest Angle #33

Under Construction:       none

Open to Light:               Temagami

Open to Partial Loads:    none

Open to Full Loads:        Northwest Angle #33, Shoal Lake #40, Animakee Wa Zhing #37

 

Road Capacity Overview

Communities Under Construction:   9

Communities Open to Light:  9

Communities Open to Partial:  6

Communities Open to Full:  8