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Improving Highway 101 Near Matheson

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Improving Highway 101 Near Matheson

McGuinty Government Creates Jobs, Invests In Northern Transportation Infrastructure

Drivers will experience a better ride and improved safety with the rehabilitation of Highway 101 west of Matheson.

With the support of Ontario's Northern Highways Program, more than 25 kilometres of the highway is being resurfaced and improvements are being made to drainage, culverts and guide rails.

This work is creating about 60 jobs and is scheduled for completion this autumn. It is part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities in Northern Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • Miller Paving has been awarded the $6.9-million contract.
  • Highway 101 links Timmins to the Trans-Canada Highway and the Province of Quebec.
  • The recent Ontario Budget committed $773 million in northern highway rehabilitation and expansion in 2010-2011.

Additional Resources


“This project is one of several important highway initiatives being undertaken throughout the region this summer that will improve local infrastructure.”

David Ramsay

MPP for Temiskaming-Cochrane

“Rehabilitation and expansion work on highways supports significant economic activity in many northern communities.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

“Our ongoing investment is promoting economic development and job creation throughout Northern Ontario.”

Kathleen Wynne

Minister of Transportation

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