Another Highway 69 Expansion South Of Sudbury
McGuinty Government Investing in Northern Infrastructure, Creating Jobs
Ontario is continuing to improve Highway 69 by expanding nine kilometres of the highway to four lanes between Highway 64 and Murdock River, creating up to 570 jobs.
The project will strengthen the Northern transportation network by enhancing safety, improving traffic flow and easing congestion for families and businesses.
Investing in Northern Ontario's roads, highways and bridges is part of the McGuinty government's Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. A strong Northern economy creates local jobs and protects the services that mean the most to families -- health care and education.
- Bot Construction was awarded the contract. Work will begin this summer with completion in 2016.
- A contract for another expansion project on Highway 69 south of Sudbury was awarded earlier this summer.
- Since 2009, 37 kilometres of four-laned Highway 69 south of Sudbury and 17 kilometres north of Parry Sound have been opened.
- Since 2003, the Ontario government has improved 2,560 kilometres of highway and 185 bridges and constructed 105 kilometres of new four lane highway and 115 new bridges throughout Northern Ontario.
“Since 2005, our government has invested significantly in expansion projects that are making Sudbury's dream of a four-laned highway a reality. With two construction projects awarded this year, we are well on our way to providing residents and industry with a safer, more efficient highway that will promote economic development within the entire region.”
“Our government is improving infrastructure across the province, while creating jobs and strengthening our economy. Projects such as the expansion of Highway 69 will help ensure our roads are safe and in good condition for years to come.”