Improving Highway 664 Near Sioux Lookout
Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs
The Ontario government is creating 26 new jobs while improving infrastructure on Highway 664 west of Sioux Lookout.
The Vermilion Lake Narrows Bridge is being repaired, which will improve travel and increase safety on this highway that links the community of Hudson to Highway 72.
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.
- Wilco Contractors Superior Inc. has been awarded the $2.6-million contract. Work on the project will begin in spring 2014.
- In 2012, Ontario renamed Highway 664 the Leo Bernier Memorial Highway in honour of Leo Bernier, former MPP for Kenora and the first minister of Northern Affairs.
- 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.
- 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.
“Through the Northern Highways Program we continue to expand and improve highway infrastructure like the Vermilion Lake Narrows Bridge. These projects create good jobs for northerners and make travel safer and more efficient for local residents, visitors and industries.”
“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.”