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Improving Highway 11 Near Shebandowan

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Improving Highway 11 Near Shebandowan

Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs

Ontario is creating 32 new jobs while improving infrastructure on Highway 11 near Shebandowan.

The Swamp River Bridge, west of the Shebandowan Road junction, is being replaced to improve travel and safety on this part of the Trans-Canada Highway. 

Investing in northern transportation infrastructure helps deliver on the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, and is part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

Quick Facts

  • LH North Ltd. has been awarded the $3.2-million contract. Work on the project will begin in spring 2014.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested more than $20 million on 12 projects to improve Highway 11 between Shabaqua Corners and Highway 11B.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has rehabilitated 3,624 kilometres of highway and 212 bridges and built 524 kilometres of new highway and 121 new bridges throughout northern Ontario.

Additional Resources


“The reconstruction of this bridge will be greatly appreciated by travellers on the Trans-Canada Highway as well as many people who rely on it for access to local recreational properties.”

Bill Mauro

MPP, Thunder Bay-Atikokan

“Improving important highway infrastructure such as the Swamp River Bridge is a key priority for our government. We will continue to expand and improve highways across Northern Ontario to create good jobs and improve the quality of life for local residents and businesses.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“Our government is committed improving infrastructure across the province to strengthen our economy and create jobs. Projects such as this will help ensure our roads are in good condition and among the safest in North America for years to come.”

Glen Murray

Minister of Transportation, Minister of Infrastructure

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