Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Atikokan
McGuinty Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs
Ontario is creating about 30 jobs by replacing a bridge on Highway 11 near Atikokan.
The reconstruction of the McCauley Creek bridge will strengthen the northern transportation network by reducing maintenance demands and making the roads 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.
- The Sharpe Group of Stratton, Ontario was awarded the contract. Work will begin in the spring of 2013 with completion later in the year.
- 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.
“The Northern Highways Program makes important investments in highway infrastructure that ensure road safety for local residents while creating jobs for northerners and maintaining vital transportation links for local industries.”
“Our government has made unprecedented investments in highway infrastructure across the province. Projects such as the reconstruction of this bridge on Highway 11 will help ensure this important highway corridor is safe and in good condition for years to come.”