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Improving Highway 17 In Greater Sudbury

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Improving Highway 17 In Greater Sudbury

McGuinty Government Invests In Northern Infrastructure, Creates Jobs

A smoother ride and improved safety will result from repairs to the Highway 17 Southeast Bypass in Greater Sudbury.

With the support of Ontario's Northern Highways Program, 11 kilometres of the bypass are being resurfaced from the junction of Municipal Road 55 near Coniston to the Highway 69 interchange.  The project also includes fixing bridges on this section of the highway over the Canadian Pacific Railway and at the Highway 69 interchange.

Work will begin later this month with completion scheduled for the fall of 2011. This project is creating about 50 jobs.

Investing in highway infrastructure is an important part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • Pioneer Construction of Greater Sudbury has been awarded the $7.1-million contract.
  • The recent Ontario Budget committed $773 million in northern highway rehabilitation and expansion in 2010-2011.

Additional Resources

Quotes

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

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

“The Southeast Bypass is a critical artery within Greater Sudbury's transportation network that contributes significantly to the effective flow of people and goods across the city.”

Rick Bartolucci

Sudbury MPP

“Improving highway infrastructure is promoting economic development and job creation throughout Northern Ontario.”

Kathleen Wynne

Minister of Transportation

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