Name of the project

Modification to the Airport Access Route

Proponent

Transports Quebec

Expected date of construction

Summer 2015

Community

Kangirsuk

Step of the procedure

  • Decision and authorization

Decision

The Commission has decided to authorize the project under certain conditions.

Description

The project aims to construct a new access road that links the village and the airport, while ensuring that it is safe and complies with standards. According to the proponent, the chosen option (4d) is the one that better takes into account the needs of the community, road safety, costs, and environmental impacts. The project also includes the relocation of a road section near the runway to comply with clearance requirements of airport zone. The new section would connect with the existing Makivik road and maintain the link to the cemetery, the sewage water basins and the quarry. The existing road will be closed (as it is unsafe) and the access limited.

The proposed road realignment has been discussed with the community. Final plans need to be presented to local actors. Surveys were conducted to make sure that no threatened wildlife species or archaeological sites (or potential) are present.

Calendar

The new road will be constructed in the summer of 2015.

Documents available for consultation

Additional information

For more information, contact the KEQC secretariat:

Phone: 418-521-3950, ext. 4810

Email: secretariat@keqc-cqek.ca

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