Potential Routes for the Community Access Road

As a result of previous studies, four potential routes for the community access road have been identified. The four routes range in distance from 140 km to 250 km.

Alternative 1

  • Uses greater length of existing Painter Lake access road;
  • Provides an alternative Ogoki River crossing location;
  • Extends further away from the Albany River;
  • Generally follows higher ground;
  • Better access to rock burrow sources; and
  • Longer distance to Marten Falls First Nation.

Alternative 2

  • Follows Ogoki River;
  • Longer distance to Marten Falls First Nation; and
  • Higher ground than Alternative 3.

Alternative 3

  • Follows the winter access road route;
  • Generally within low/wet ground; and
  • Shorter distance to Marten Falls First Nation.

Alternative 4

  • Generally follows high ground;
  • Better access to rock borrow sources;
  • Runs closer to the Albany River; and
  • Longer distance to Marten Falls First Nation.