Improving Infrastructure on Highway 69 South of Sudbury
Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs
Ontario created more than 55 new jobs while completing construction of a new maintenance patrol yard at the intersection of Highway 69 and Highway 637 south of Sudbury.
An essential part of the newly expanded corridor, the facility will be used to help maintain and service the new four-lane highway. The yard can store approximately 8,000 tonnes of sand and about 750 tonnes of salt for winter work.
Improving highways, roads and bridges helps create jobs now and in the future and helps people move safely and more easily. This is part of the Ontario government's economic plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
- Aecon Construction was awarded the $5.5 million contract last summer.
- The facility will service Highway 69 from Estaire south to Highway 64 as well as Highway 637 and the Burwash Farm Road.
- There are currently two expansion projects underway on Highway 69, totalling 20 kilometres between Highway 637 and Alban.
- Since 2003, Ontario has improved 3,146 kilometres of highway and 187 bridges, and constructed 387 kilometres of new four-lane highway along with 102 new bridges throughout Northern Ontario.
- Learn about the Ontario government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.
- Read the government’s five-year investment plan for highway construction in Northern Ontario.
- Get up-to-date construction reports on major highways by calling the Ministry of Transportation’s road information line toll-free at 1-800-268-4686 or by dialing 511.
“The new patrol yard will play an important role in the maintenance of a four-lane Highway 69. The completion of the facility is part of our commitment that has brought about the expansion of 50 kilometres of highway between Sudbury and Parry Sound. With 20 more kilometres under construction and the remaining 82 kilometres in engineering and property acquisition phases, we are very pleased with the progress we are making.”
“With the support of the Northern Highways Program, we continue expanding and improving important transportation routes like Highway 69 south of Sudbury. Our investments in infrastructure certainly benefit countless local residents, visitors and industries across Northern Ontario.”
“Our government is improving infrastructure across the province, which creates jobs and strengthens our economy. Projects such as this will help ensure our roads are safe and in good condition for years to come.”