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Key Sudbury Intersection Improved

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Key Sudbury Intersection Improved

McGuinty Government Helps Increase Safety On Northern Roads

Roads in the Greater Sudbury region are safer and more efficient due to a recent major reconstruction project on Highway 17.

Roads in the Greater Sudbury region are safer and more efficient due to a recent major reconstruction project on Highway 17.

The reconstruction of an intersection on the Highway 17 southwest bypass included:

  • replacement of a signalized intersection with a new interchange
  • realignment of Countryside Drive to intersect with Municipal Road 80 at Harrison Drive
  • installation of traffic signals and left turn lanes at the Countryside Drive/ Harrison  Drive/Municipal Road 80 intersection
  • widening of Municipal Road 80 from Harrison Drive to the interchange
  • relocation of the Silver Lake Road intersection with Municipal Road 80
  • widening the section of Municipal Road 80 between Harrison Drive and Ester Street, and
  • the construction of a pedestrian underpass and pathway.

Quick Facts

  • The project involved the excavation of more than 900,000 cubic metres of rock and more than 190,000 cubic metres of earth.
  • About 20,000 vehicles move through this intersection every day making it one of the busiest stretches of highway in the region.

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“Our advocacy for this important project has been rewarded with a beautiful modern structure that has greatly improved safety for the many motorists and pedestrians who use this interchange.”

Rick Bartolucci

Sudbury MPP

“The Ontario government’s investment in northern highway infrastructure is creating safer highways that promote prosperity.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“Providing Northern Ontario communities with efficient transportation infrastructure will encourage and sustain economic growth.”

Jim Bradley

Minister of Transportation

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