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Improving Highway 518 Near Parry Sound

McGuinty Government Invests In Northern Infrastructure, Creates Jobs

By improving Highway 518 in the Township of Seguin, drivers will experience a better ride and improved safety.

With the support of Ontario's Northern Highways Program, about four kilometres of Highway 518 are being rehabilitated east from Tally-Ho/Swords Road through the community of Orrville. Improvements are being made to drainage, culverts, a bridge and pavement.

This project is creating about 25 jobs and is scheduled for completion this fall. Investing in highway infrastructure is an important part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • Fowler Construction has been awarded the $3.5-million contract.
  • The recent Ontario Budget committed $773 million in northern highway rehabilitation and expansion in 2010-2011.

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“Our commitment to rehabilitate and expand highway infrastructure is benefiting people and industry throughout Northern Ontario.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

“Improving highway infrastructure is promoting economic development and job creation throughout Northern Ontario while making our roads safer.”

Kathleen Wynne

Minister of Transportation

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