Christian Island residents to benefit from Beausoleil wharf expansion
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror
The federal and provincial governments, along with Beausoleil First Nation, are each contributing $2.35 million to rejuvenate both wharfs and improve transportation to and from Christian Island.
“Investing in transportation networks connects communities and offers Canadians and local businesses greater economic opportunities. (This) investment will benefit the Beausoleil First Nation community, businesses and tourists, while fostering long-term prosperity across the region,” said Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, when announcing the project funding on Dec. 14.
The Beausoleil wharf expansion project will extend and rehabilitate the existing dock structure at the Christian Island and Cedar Point terminals. Work will include a dock expansion to approximately 60 metres at each terminus, construction to expand or rehabilitate ramps, fenders and bollards, and dredging to accommodate new ferries. Work will also include improvements to the breakwaters, marine lights and launch ramps.