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Improving Highway 17 North Of Sault Ste. Marie

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Improving Highway 17 North Of Sault Ste. Marie

McGuinty Government Invests In Northern Infrastructure, Creates Jobs

A better ride and smoother traffic flow will result from improvements on Highway 17 near Heyden.

With the support of Ontario's Northern Highways Program, about 30 kilometres of Highway 17 will be repaired. In addition, about two kilometres of Highway 7090, also known as Harmony Beach Road, will be resurfaced.

Work will commence on both highways later this month with completion scheduled for this fall. This project is creating about 40 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 has been awarded the $5.8-million contract.
  • The recent Ontario Budget committed $773 million in northern highway rehabilitation and expansion in 2010-2011.

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“We are pleased to improve this important stretch of Highway 17 for residents, visitors and industry.”

Mike Brown

MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin

“The Northern Highways Program is benefiting people and industry throughout Northern Ontario with investments in highway infrastructure.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

“Our commitment to improving highway infrastructure is promoting economic development and job creation throughout Northern Ontario.”

Kathleen Wynne

Minister of Transportation

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