Highway 69 Expansion Continues
McGuinty Government Improves Northern Infrastructure
A significant milestone in the expansion of Highway 69 south of Sudbury will be reached with a contract awarded by the Ontario government.
The project, funded through the Northern Highways Program, will involve paving 11 kilometres of four-lane highway from Trout Lake Road near Estaire to Highway 537. Pioneer Construction Inc. of Sudbury will begin work in April.
Together with the nine-kilometre section nearing completion north of Highway 537, drivers will be able to travel on an entirely new four-lane 20-kilometre section from Sudbury to Estaire this autumn.
- The value of the contract is $16.8 million.
- The project involves the excavation of more than 60,000 cubic metres of earth, the excavation of more than 4,000 cubic metres of rock and the placement of more than 89,000 tonnes of asphalt.
- In the past four years, more than $1.3 billion has been invested through the Northern Highways Program in repair, expansion and safety improvement projects.
“Our commitment to the Highway 69 Action Plan is providing northerners with the modern, safe, expanded highway that will promote economic development throughout the region.”
“Ontario’s investments in northern highways are part of a made-in-Ontario infrastructure plan that is creating jobs in the short term and building a foundation for growth in the future.”
“Providing Northern Ontario communities with efficient transportation infrastructure will encourage economic growth.”