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Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Red Rock

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Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Red Rock

Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs

The Ontario government is creating 34 new jobs while preparing a section of Highway 11-17, near Red Rock for future expansion.

Work is now underway to construct a new bridge over South Trout Creek that will replace an existing temporary bridge. This bridge will connect the new alignment of Highway 11-17 and allow for further expansion.

Investing in highways, roads and bridges across Northern Ontario is part of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and our government's economic plan to invest in people, invest in modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

Quick Facts

  • LH North Ltd had been awarded the $3.4 million contract. Construction is now underway with completion scheduled for summer 2014.
  • The contract for the expansion of the Highway 11-17 east of Red Rock will be advertised in 2014.
  • In 2012, a six-kilometre stretch of four-lane highway was completed on Highway 11-17, east of Thunder Bay, between Hodder Avenue and Highway 527. Another 14-kilometre section of this corridor, from Mackenzie Road to Birch Beach, was completed in July 2013.
  • The new Nipigon River Bridge, as well as a 13-kilometre section east of Highway 527, is currently under construction in the corridor.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has rehabilitated 3,624 kilometres of highway and 212 bridges and has built 524 kilometres of new highway and 121 new bridges throughout Northern Ontario.

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“Our government continues to make significant progress as we work to expand the Highway 11-17 corridor between Thunder Bay and Nipigon. Our investments in the Northern Highways Program create thousands of good jobs throughout Northern Ontario each year and certainly improves our network of northern highways, benefitting countless families and businesses.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“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.”

Glen Murray

Minister of Infrastructure, Minister of Transportation

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