Feds, Quebec investing $4.8M to connect rural road stop to power grid
The road stop is the only one on the northern James Bay Road, which is 620 kilometres long; the site is currently powered by diesel generators
JAMES BAY, Que. — The federal and Quebec governments announced on Feb. 20 a joint investment to connect a road stop at kilometre 381 of the James Bay Road in the province’s north to the Hydro-Québec electrical distribution network with a power line approximately 41 kilometres long.
Infrastructure Canada says use of this road stop is crucial, as it is the only one on James Bay Road, which is 620 kilometres long. The road stop serves a population of more than 11,000 people, including several Cree Nation communities, by offering food, lodging, fuel distribution and a mechanical service station. The site is currently powered by diesel generators.
The total cost of the project is more than $4.8 million, with the feds investing more than $2.2 million and Quebec contributing more than $2.6 million.