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Improving Highway 599 Near Pickle Lake

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Improving Highway 599 Near Pickle Lake

Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs

Ontario is creating 21 new jobs while improving infrastructure on Highway 599 south of Pickle Lake. 

The Medcalf Lake Narrows Bridge is being repaired to improve travel and safety on Highway 599, a critical link to Pickle Lake that supports mineral and forestry development in the region. The highway also links to Ontario's winter roads network, serving numerous remote First Nations communities.

Investing in northern business expansion 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 $2.1-million contract. Work on the project will begin in spring 2014.
  • 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.
  • More than 290 kilometres in length, Highway 599 is the longest secondary highway in Ontario and is the northernmost highway maintained by the province.

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“Improving important highway infrastructure like the Medcalf Lake Narrows 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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