Improving Highway 11 West of Geraldton
Ontario Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs
Ontario is creating 100 new jobs while improving a section of Highway 11, west of Geraldton.
More than 27 kilometres of Highway 11 will be repaved between Geraldton and Jellicoe, improving travel and providing greater safety along this vital stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway.
Investing in economic development and northern business expansion helps deliver on the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, and is part of our government's plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
- Aecon Construction has been awarded the $10.5 million contract. Work on the project will begin in spring 2014.
- Over the last three years, Ontario has invested more than $27 million in improvements to Highway 11 between Geraldton and Nipigon.
- Since 2003, we have rehabilitated 3,624 kilometres of highway and 212 bridges, and we have built 524 kilometres of new highway and 121 new bridges throughout Northern Ontario.
- The Ontario government has introduced a new three-part plan to help create jobs and economic growth.
- 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.
“With support from the Northern Highways Program, our government continues to expand and improve roadways across Northern Ontario, like Highway 11 between Geraldton and Nipigon. This important work continues to create good jobs and results in improved roadways that benefit all northern families and businesses.”
“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.”