Highway Improvements Continue In Northeastern Ontario
McGuinty Government Creating Jobs And Helping Families
Fifty-nine projects in Northeastern Ontario are nearing completion, improving safety, keeping traffic moving and creating greater economic opportunities and 3,140 construction-related jobs in the region.
A total of 459 kilometres of highways are being repaved and expanded and 56 bridges are being built or repaired.
Key projects include:
- Expanding a new 17-kilometre four-lane section of Highway 69 from Parry Sound to Highway 559;
- Expanding Highway 11 from Sundridge to South River;
- Replacing the Frederick House Bridge near Cochrane;
- Improving Highway 11 through Temagami;
- Improving Highway 6 on Manitoulin Island;
- Reconstructing the Highway 17 Bypass southeast of Sudbury;
- Improving sections of Highway 144 south of Timmins.
These projects are part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and improve Ontario's infrastructure.
- This year the McGuinty government invested $437 million in regional highways in the Northeast
- The Ontario government is investing $2.7 billion into designing, repairing and expanding highways, roads and bridges.
- Investing in Ontario's highway infrastructure will create or sustain an estimated 17,000 jobs.
- The Ontario government committed a record $773 million in the 2010-11Northern Highways Program.
“Investments in highways spur economic development and improve safety and quality of life for people throughout Northern Ontario.”
“We are investing record amounts into designing repairing and expanding highways, roads and bridges. These investments are good news for Ontario families who depend on the safe and efficient movement of goods and people.”