New Stretch Of Highway 69 Being Widened
McGuinty Government Pushes Four-Laning Forward
Driver safety and economic development will be enhanced by the construction of a new four-lane section of Highway 69 north of Parry Sound.
As part of Ontario's commitment to expand the Highway 69 corridor, a $47.6-million contract has been awarded to Teranorth Construction and Engineering of Sudbury. Teranorth will build five kilometres of four-lane highway on a new alignment from 1.5 kilometres south of Highway 559 to 3.5 kilometres north of Highway 559, including an interchange at Highway 559.Construction is underway and is scheduled for completion in summer 2010. This is the third of four contracts to complete a new four-lane alignment from Parry Sound to Highway 559. The final contract will involve paving and opening the entire 17-kilometre section.
- Since 2004, more than $322 million has been invested in nine contracts to expand Highway 69 between Sudbury and Parry Sound.
- The expansion of Highway 69 is one of the greatest infrastructure undertakings in Ontario history.
“Since launching our Highway 69 Action Plan in 2005, the McGuinty government has forged ahead with several significant construction projects that are making Sudbury’s dream of a four-lane highway from southern Ontario a reality.”
“Four-lane highways to Sudbury and North Bay will have a significant impact on economic growth across Northern Ontario.”