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Ontario Rehabilitates Highway 105

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Ontario Rehabilitates Highway 105

Improvements To Begin Between Ear Falls and Red Lake

SUDBURY - The Ontario government is making improvements to Highway 105 north of Ear Falls, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"We are committed to the rehabilitation of our northern highway network," said Bartolucci.  "We know the section of highway from Ear Falls to Red Lake is a concern for area road users. This project will be a big step in addressing those highway needs."

The project involves resurfacing 29 kilometres northerly from Ear Falls. Improvements will include widening lanes, fully paving shoulders, upgrading guide rails and improving drainage.  A contract tender in the amount of $10,771,459 has been awarded to Pioneer Construction Inc of Sault Ste. Marie. The work is scheduled to be completed this fall.

"The government's ongoing commitment to maintaining and improving our highway network is vital to sustaining the growth and prosperity of northern communities," said Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield. "Our record investments in highway rehabilitation and expansion are contributing significantly to building stronger economic foundations in the North."

The Ontario government's ongoing five-year Northern Ontario Highways Strategy is driving the renewal of vital highway infrastructure - including routes such as Highway 105 - 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.

Laura Blondeau
MNDM - Sudbury
(705) 564-7454    

Tom Marcolini
MNDM - Sault Ste. Marie
(705) 945-5836



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