It has been a long wait but construction has finally begun on the Freedom Road.
Freedom Road will connect the community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to the mainland.
Kenora MP Bob Nault says it was a long time coming.
"I am very happy to see construction has officially begun on Freedom Road. For more than 100 years, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has been cut off from the mainland. This has caused undue hardship, including the fact that the community has been on a boil water advisory for decades."
He adds the road will bring a lot of great opportunities.