Highway 11 Expansion Continues With Major Project
McGuinty Government Improves Northern Infrastructure
A major step towards completing the expansion of Highway 11 is being taken with the award of a provincial construction contract.
This project involves construction of 10 kilometres of four-lane highway between Burks Falls and Sundridge from Berriedale Road northerly to Brookside/Valley View Road. The new four-lane highway will connect to the South River/Sundridge By-Pass section currently under construction to the north.
Carillion Canada of Toronto began construction in January with completion scheduled for the fall of 2011. The province is funding the project through the Northern Highways Program.
- The value of this contract award is $69,326,000.
- Of the 41 kilometres of two-lane Highway 11 remaining between North Bay and Huntsville, 36 kilometres are now under construction. Engineering and property acquisition are underway for the final five kilometres (Burk’s Falls Bypass).
“With our government's ongoing commitment and investments, the expansion of Highway 11 is on track for completion by 2012.”
“Ontario’s investments in the Highway 11 corridor are part of a made-in-Ontario infrastructure plan that is creating jobs in the short term and building a foundation for growth in the future.”
“Providing Northern Ontario communities with efficient transportation infrastructure will encourage economic growth.”