Improving Highway 11 Near Earlton
McGuinty Government Invests In Northern Transportation Infrastructure, Creates Jobs
Increased safety and a better ride will result from the repair and expansion of a section of Highway 11 near Earlton.
With the support of Ontario's Northern Highways Program, about 27 kilometres of the highway will be improved north from the junction of Highway 569. This work.includes grading, drainage improvements, culvert replacements, lighting and paving.
Construction also includes improvements to the intersection at Highway 11 and Development Road to allow expansion of the Harley Township Industrial Park, and two new passing lanes south of Earlton.
This work is creating about 70 jobs. The project is expected to begin in mid-September and is scheduled for completion in 2011. It is part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- Aecon Construction and Materials Limited was awarded the $16.1-million contract.
- Ontario provided $1 million for the expansion of the Harley Township Industrial Park earlier this year through Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- The recent Ontario Budget committed $773 million in northern highway rehabilitation and expansion in 2010-2011.
“This is a major undertaking on a very important stretch of the Trans Canada Highway that will greatly benefit local residents and industries.”
“Our record investment in Northern Highways Program is paying dividends in repaired and expanded highways that support and sustain community economic development.”
“Our ongoing investment in highways is promoting economic development and job creation throughout Northern Ontario while making our roads safer.”