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Ontario Helps Improve Thunder Bay Area Highways

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Ontario Helps Improve Thunder Bay Area Highways

McGuinty Government Invests In Northern Transportation Infrastructure

Improvements to the Thunder Bay area highway system will make it easier for residents to travel and create local jobs.

Through Ontario's Northern Highways Program, the planned work on 13 kilomentres of Highway 11/17, east from Kakabeka, includes various intersection improvements, completion of two new passing lanes and pavement resurfacing of the Kaministiquia River Bridge on Highway 130.

A tender call has been issued for a contract to complete the improvements. Work is scheduled to be completed later this year.

Quick Facts

  • The recent Ontario Budget committed $773 million in northern highway rehabilitation and expansion in 2010-2011.

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“This highway is a critical link in our regional highway infrastructure. Keeping these in good condition is important to ensuring the overall efficiency of the network and driver safety across the region.”

Bill Mauro

MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan

“Improving our highways is part of our government's Open Ontario plan, which will bring significant economic activity and job creation to the area in addition to leaving us with improved and lasting infrastructure that will help drive prosperity in Northwestern Ontario for years to come.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

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