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Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Gogama

McGuinty Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs

Ontario is creating more than 90 jobs with improvements to Highway 144 near Gogama.

More than 24 kilometres of Highway 144 are being reconstructed to make travel between Timmins and Sudbury easier and 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

  • Interpaving Limited of Sudbury was awarded the construction contract.
  • Earlier this year, more than four kilometres of Highway 661 near Gogama was resurfaced, creating about 20 jobs.
  • 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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“Our Northern Highways Program ensures road safety and efficiency for residents while maintaining vital transportation links for industries and creating jobs for northerners.”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“Our government is improving infrastructure across the province while creating jobs and strengthening our economy. Projects like this will help ensure our roads and bridges are safe and in good condition for years to come.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Transportation

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