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Improving Highway 129 Near Thessalon

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Improving Highway 129 Near Thessalon

McGuinty Government Invests In Northern Transportation Infrastructure

Drivers will experience a better ride and improved safety with the rehabilitation of Highway 129 north of Thessalon.

With the support of Ontario's Northern Highways Program, more than 13 kilometres of the highway is being rehabilitated. Improvements are being made to drainage, culverts and pavement.  This work is creating about 20 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

  • Pioneer Construction of Greater Sudbury has been awarded the $2.8-million contract.
  • Highway 129 is an important access route for residents of Chapleau as well as those of several isolated communities, including Little Rapids, Sultan, Kormak and Nemegos, as well as provincial parks such as Aubrey Falls, Five Mile Lake and Wakami Lake,
  • The recent Ontario Budget committed $773 million in northern highway rehabilitation and expansion in 2010-2011.

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Quotes

“Residents, industry and tourists will welcome the improvements to this scenic highway.”

Mike Brown

MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin

“People throughout Northern Ontario are benefiting from our commitment to rehabilitate and expand highway infrastructure.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

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

Kathleen Wynne

Minister of Transportation

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