Highways 11 and 622 Near Atikokan Upgraded
McGuinty Government Creates Jobs, Invests In Northern Transportation Infrastructure
Drivers will experience improved traffic flow and safety with upgrades to Highways 11 and 622 near Atikokan.
Through Ontario's Northern Highways Program, more than 30 kilometres of these highways are being rehabilitated. Work will include resurfacing, culvert replacements as well as guide rail adjustments and replacements.
This work is creating more than 50 jobs and is scheduled for completion in October. It is part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- Miller Northwest has been awarded the $7.5-million contract for this project.
- The recent Ontario Budget committed $773 million to northern highway rehabilitation and expansion in 2010-2011.
“Residents, commercial users and other travellers to the area are looking forward to improvements this project will bring.”
“Significant economic activity and job creation is being fostered in the region by our commitment to improving northern highway infrastructure.”
“Our ongoing investment is promoting highway safety, economic development and job creation throughout Northern Ontario.”