Highway 584 To Be Upgraded
McGuinty Government Helps Boost Greenstone Prosperity
Ontario's investment in the rehabilitation of Highway 584 between Geraldton and Nakina will support economic and community development along that corridor.
The province has announced a $6.8-million contract award to Villeneuve Construction of Hearst to reconstruct a 26-kilometre stretch of the highway, northerly from Geraldton toward Nakina. While the contractor will be doing preparatory work from its quarry facilities this fall, actual work on the highway is expected to begin in the spring and be completed by late summer.
- Geraldton and Nakina are part of the broader municipality of Greenstone, which also includes the communities of Beardmore, Caramat, Jellicoe, MacDiarmid and Longlac.
- The dispersed community straddles more than 200 miles of the TransCanada Highway and encompasses more than 3,000 square kilometres in area.
- Ontario is investing a record $546 million in 2008-09 to continue to improve the safety and efficiency of the North’s highway infrastructure.
“Providing top quality highway infrastructure is critical to sustaining and encouraging the growth of communities and businesses in Northern Ontario. I am delighted that this long awaited work will help trigger new opportunities for development in many of our key economic sectors.”