Effective January 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm the James Bay Winter Road will be opened to light vehicle traffic to a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight of 7,500 kilograms from Moosonee to Kashechewan.
We anticipate that the remaining section from Kashechewan to Attawapiskat will be opened to light traffic on/or about January 20th.
Please drive with caution, as there is still heavy equipment working on the road. (water trucks and graders). There are also flooding activities ongoing at various water crossings.
Please be aware and use caution when approaching heavy equipment and flooding crews.
For additional information please call
(705) 336 – 6971 or toll free 1- 877 – 336 -6960
The Western James Bay Winter Road connects the communities of Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, and Kashechewan to Moosonee through the annual construction and maintenance of an ice road. From Moosonee there is a rail link to the main Ontario provincial highway system at Cochrane.
The 312 km. long James Bay Winter Road is operated and managed by First Logistics, a division of Kimesskanemenow LP, a limited partnership between the four communities it connects, Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan and Moose Cree First Nations. The word kimesskanemenow is a Cree word which means 'our road'.
This website provides road users with up to date road status and conditions, and provides access to the past newsletters, employment opportunities with Kimesskanemenow, and contact information.
President: Nancy Wood
Vice President: Guy Ginter
Secretary/Treasurer: Randy Chase
Directors from Attawapiskat: Richard Iahtail and Mike Okimaw
Directors from Fort Albany: Alex Solomon and Agatha Nakogee
Director from Kashechewan: Willie Friday Jr.
Directors from Moose Cree: Guy Ginter and Chief Patricia Faries