The Nation municipality has announced this year’s capital projects based on the budget approved by council. The total capital budget for the year is about $18.5 million, five times higher than last year’s $3.7 million.

The increase is due to the construction of a new municipal garage and salt dome totaling about $3 million, as well as the third phase of a water and sewer upgrade in Limoges, which includes building a new $1.4-million reservoir and $4-million upgrades to the lagoon system.

Here are the announced projects with budgeted cost:

  • Road Paving:
    • Du Parc Street (Fournier)—$57,700
    • Besner Road—$140,000
    • Route 400 East—$276,000
    • Du Boisée Street—$50,000
    • Route 500 East—$40,000
    • Dolorès Street (Limoges)—$177,000
    • The shoulder of Ste-Catherine Street and Limoges Road will be paved in collaboration with UCPR—$40,000

Union Street in Fournier and Bénévoles Street in Limoges were also listed as approved paving projects, but they are not currently listed in the approved budget. The Review has asked the municipality for the cost of these projects.

  • Sidewalks
    • A sidewalk will be added to Limoges Road (from l’Érablière street to the Health Hub)—$59,675
  • Street lights
    • Séguinbourg Road—10 streetlights
    • Route 400—10 streetlight

The lights total $30,000 with a $7,000 transfer from Ward 4 reserves for a net $23,000.

The projects outlined above total $863,375 (not counting Union Street and Bénévoles Street). When approving this year’s budget, council allocated $1.4 million to roads, sidewalks and street lights.

Finally, a water main that will cost $213,000 will be brought in on Bernard Street.

Federal funding

The Nation will also be receiving $53,033 for upgrades to the St-Albert community centre and the baseball diamond in Rodolphe Latreille Park in Limoges.

The funding comes as part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program administered by FedDev Ontario.