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Improving Highway 613 Near Hornepayne

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Improving Highway 613 Near Hornepayne

McGuinty Government Strengthening Northern Economy

The province is resurfacing more than 47 kilometres of Highway 613 through the Northern Highways Program. The work will take place on a section stretching from 50 kilometres north of the Highway 17 junction northerly to Second Street in Hornepayne.

Improvements on Highway 631 near Hornepayne will provide better driving conditions, create about 54 jobs and support the economy in the north.

Investing in Ontario's roads, highways, transit, hospitals and schools is part of the government's plan to create jobs, grow local economies and ensure the province remains strong and competitive for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • Pioneer Construction was awarded the $7.6 million contract.
  • Construction will begin this month and be completed in August 2012. Motorists will encounter intermittent single-lane reductions during construction
  • Since 2003, the Ontario government has improved 2,560 kilometres of highway and 185 bridges, and constructed 105 kilometres of new four lane highway along with 115 new bridges throughout Northern Ontario.
  • In June, Ontario had an increase of more than 40,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 7.7 per cent.

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“People using this important highway are looking forward to the improved riding quality of the driving surface and highway operations this project will bring.”

M. Mike Brown

MPP Algoma-Manitoulin

“As the Northern Ontario economy continues to turn the corner, we are investing in highway infrastructure, promoting job creation and economic development for the benefit of northerners.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

“Thanks to our record investments in infrastructure over 600,000 jobs have been created or protected and we now have roads, bridges, community centres, schools and hospitals to show for it. These improvements to Highway 613 will create jobs, help stimulate the local economy and will improve road safety.”

Kathleen Wynne

Minister of Transportation

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