Construction begins on new gas pipeline in North Bay

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Ontario government is providing up to $8.67 million to expand natural gas to households and businesses in North Bay.

Construction is underway on a new natural gas pipeline that will bring more reliable and affordable energy to the Northshore and Peninsula roads area.

The Northshore and Peninsula Roads Expansion Project involves the construction of 27 kilometers of new natural gas pipeline by Enbridge. The project is being funded through the province’s Natural Gas Expansion Program and will deliver natural gas to an estimated 134 homes and businesses.

The project is part of Ontario’s first phase of the Natural Gas Expansion Program, which is expected to connect over 9,000 customers in 16 communities. The government is moving ahead with Phase 2 of the expansion program, which will allocate up to $130 million to support new natural gas expansion projects over a three-year period from 2021 to 2023.

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