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Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Kirkland Lake

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Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Kirkland Lake

McGuinty Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

Ontario is creating about 40 jobs by repaving more than 13 kilometres of Highway 11 near Kirkland Lake.

Construction will begin this month with completion expected next year. The resurfaced highway will reduce maintenance demands and make the road safer 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. 

Quick Facts

  • Miller Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract.
  • Since 2003, the provincial government has invested more than $4.5 billion in northern highways.
  • 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.

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“The Northern Highways Program makes investments in highway infrastructure that ensure safety on our roads for local residents while creating jobs for northerners and maintaining vital transportation links for local industries.”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

Bob Chiarelli

“Our government is improving infrastructure across the province, while creating jobs and strengthening our economy. Projects such as reconstructing this section of Highway 11 will help ensure our roads and bridges are safe and in good condition for years to come.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Infrastructure, Minister of Transportation

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