Minister Announces Start Of Causeway Reconstruction
McGuinty Government Initiates Noden Causeway Five-Year Renovation Program
The Noden Causeway, near Fort Frances, will be rebuilt over the next five years.
The first in a series of contracts has been awarded to Bruno's Contracting of Thunder Bay. With a value of $6.58 million, the contract involves work on the 138-metre East Low Level part of the causeway. Scheduled for completion this autumn, the work includes installing a new widened deck and replacing the existing concrete barrier wall with an open steel railing system.
Provincial funding for the first of a series of contracts, to be awarded shortly, is coming from the Northern Highways Program.
- Built in 1960, the Noden Causeway consists of three structures, the East Low Level Structure, West Low Level Structure, and the High Level Structure, comprising five, 19 and 20 spans respectively, the longest being 614 metres.
- The Noden Causeway is a critical link in the Northwestern Ontario highway system connecting Fort Frances to Dryden and Thunder Bay. It is also especially important to the forestry and tourism industries in the Rainy River District.
“Continued investment in the North’s vital transportation network will be an integral part of the Northern Growth Plan we are developing with northerners to strengthen local economies and attract new business investments.”
“Rebuilding this critical transportation link over the next five years will extend its life with as little disruption to road users and area communities as possible.”