Improvements on Timmins Area Highways Begin
McGuinty Government Continues Improving Northern Roads
Highways in the Timmins area will be improved with the award of three major rehabilitation contracts by the province.
Part of the Northern Highways Program, these initiatives will create about 210 direct and indirect jobs, and improve the safety and efficiency of these highways.
Highway 11 near Val Rita will undergo major work including a realignment of the road and replacement of the Opasatika River Bridge. Teranorth Construction and Engineering has been awarded the $8.75-million contract. The work is scheduled for completion in October 2010.
More than 11 kilometres of Highway 655 near Timmins will be rehabilitated. Work will include grading, drainage, paving and illumination. Miller Paving has been awarded the contract valued at $7 million. The work is scheduled for completion this October.More than 17 kilometres of Highway 101 near Timmins will be rehabilitated. Work will include intersection improvements, repairs due to frost damage, drainage improvements and paving. Miller Paving has been awarded the $6.6-million contract. Completion is scheduled for this September.
- In 2009-2010, the Ontario government will invest $648 million in the Northern Highways Program for highway rehabilitation, expansion and safety improvements.
- Investments in Northern Ontario's highway infrastructure this year will create an estimated 4,700 jobs.
- In the past four years, more than $1.6 billion has been invested through the Northern Highways Program.
“By improving highways throughout Northeastern Ontario, the Ontario government is promoting new economic development across the region.”
“Improving transportation infrastructure will generate construction jobs and encourage economic growth in the region.”