Northern Road Link Project

Marten Falls First Nation and Webequie First Nation are proposing the construction and operation, including maintenance, of an all-season multi-use road located in northern Ontario. As proposed, the Northern Road Link Project would be about 117 to 164 kilometres long and cross the Attawapiskat River. It would connect the proposed Marten Falls Community Access Road and the proposed Webequie Supply Road. The project would become part of a future all-season road network connecting mineral development activities in the Ring of Fire area to the provincial highway system at Nakina, Ontario.

Latest update

August 18, 2023 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has posted the Notice of Commencement of an Impact Assessment and issued the Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and required plans to the proponent for the preparation of an Impact Statement.

At a glance

1. Planning

1. Planning

Completed 178/180 days

Key documents

2. Impact Statement

2. Impact Statement

In progress 296/1095 days

Key documents

3. Impact Assessment

3. Impact Assessment

Not started 0/300 days
4. Decision Making

Date of decision

Anticipated on July 15, 2027

4. Decision Making

Not started 0/30 days
5. Post Decision

Post Decision phase is an ongoing process

The project is expected to begin as federal authorizations are issued and other compliance requirements are met.

5. Post Decision

Not started



Northern Road Link Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
500-55 York Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576

  • Location

    • 150km north of the Municipality of Greenstone (Ontario)
    • McFaulds Lake area - Northern Limit (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Marten Falls First Nation and Webequie First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Impact Assessment by the Agency
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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