The chief of the Paq’tnkek First Nation says their interchange project in Antigonish Co. is coming along well.
Paul Prosper says they’ve closed the final construction tender and are ready for paving; the interchange will be open to traffic once the pavement is laid.
Prosper tells The Hawk they have quite a few plans for the interchange.
“What we envisioned there is a gas station, some quick service retail outlets,” he says. “The gaming facility will be located in that phase as well.”
Prosper says phase one of the project should be completed by the summer of 2019.
He says band members voted to designate certain lands for commercial purposes.
Prosper says they’ve already started to consider what they would like to do for the second phase, and there will be much more to come in the future.
“We are in the process of phase two as well,” he says. “There’s going to be a number of phases for this project into the future.”
Prosper says he and community members are very satisfied with how the interchange is coming along.
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