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Section of Highway 584 To Be Reconstructed

THUNDER BAY - The Ontario government is improving safety, road and traffic conditions along Highway 584 by issuing a call for tenders to repair a section of the road north of Geraldton Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"Improving the transportation infrastructure leading to and from northern communities is a key priority of the McGuinty government," Bartolucci said.  "A safe and reliable highway system will help build strong northern communities and promote regional prosperity."

The project involves refurbishing over 26 kilometers of Highway 584, north of Burrough's Creek culvert.  The work will include full reconstruction of the roadway, an alignment improvement at one location and drainage improvements.  Reconstruction of this highway will help address the community's priority of improving highway traffic in the Municipality of Greenstone.

"I am pleased our government is continuing to improve key infrastructure that will support the community and its future development," said Thunder Bay-Superior MPP Mike Gravelle.  "Improving the condition of our highway system will help encourage visitors to travel through the region."

Through its Northern Highways Program, the McGuinty government is investing a record $297 million in 2005-06 in highway expansion and rehabilitation across the North.

The Ontario government is renewing and expanding vital infrastructure as part of its Northern Prosperity Plan. The plan is founded on four key pillars including: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.


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