Greenstone Replaces Culvert on Busy Highway
The Municipality of Greenstone invested $234,000 from the Canada Community-Building Fund to replace a culvert on a main roadway that is crucial to residents living in a nearby community.
Highway 584 provides access to the community of Nakina in Greenstone, and also leads to a nearby airport that is used to access remote First Nations communities to the north. This road is the only route that is maintained year-round for the more than 1,500 people living in the area.
A series of six culverts ran along a portion of Highway 584 that is prone to spring flooding. The culverts were critical to keep the road in good working order.
In 2022, a sink hole formed over one of the culverts, restricting the highway to one lane of traffic. A replacement solution for all six culverts was designed and – with investment from the Fund – two new overflow culverts with increased capacity for significant weather events were installed.
The completion of this project ensures the road will remain open year-round – keeping residents connected to essential goods and services.