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Improving Northwestern Ontario Highways

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Improving Northwestern Ontario Highways

In 2008-2009, the McGuinty government invested more than $46.6 million in the following key highway initiatives in Northwestern Ontario:

  • In July 2008, a $14.32 million contract was completed to reconstruct and add a truck climbing lane on Highway 11/17 west of Highway 587.
  • In September 2008, a $9-million contract was completed to reconstruct and extend a passing lane on Highway 11/17 between East Loon Lake Road and Pearl.
  • In October 2008, a $10.4-million contract was completed to reconstruct, improve lighting and add a truck climbing lane east of the junction of Highways 11 and 17 at Nipigon.
  • In September 2008, a $6-million contract was completed to reconstruct 19 kilometres of Highway 502 between Highway 11 and Dryden.
  • In the fall 2008, a $10-million contract was completed to reconstruct the Hawk Lake CPR Underpass, East of Kenora.
  • An $11.2-million contract is ongoing to resurface 18 kilometres of Highway 17 at Marathon, east from Peninsula Road.
  • An $8-million contract is ongoing to resurface 26 kilometres of Highway 584 from Nakina southerly.
  • A $16-million contract is ongoing to resurface 16 kilometres of Highway 17 from the Manitoba border easterly.  Work includes intersection improvements and construction of one eastbound and one westbound passing lane.

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