Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Balmertown
Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs
Ontario is creating 10 new jobs while improving infrastructure near Balmertown.
The Nungesser River Bridge, north of Highway 125, is being upgraded to improve travel and safety for families and businesses while strengthening tourism and the economy in the north. Existing timber decking will be replaced with pre-cast concrete panels.
Investing in road and highway infrastructure is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships. Investing in transportation infrastructure through the Northern Highways Program helps deliver on the Growth Plan for northern Ontario.
- Moncrief Construction Ltd. has been awarded the $1.05-million contract. Work will begin in spring 2014 with completion scheduled for fall 2014.
- The Nungessor River Bridge is located north of Highway 125 on Nungesser Road. It is an important transportation link for tourist operators, private camps, and forestry companies and connects to winter roads accessing remote First Nations.
- 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.
“Our government continues to improve important roads and highways across Northern Ontario by investing in new and modern infrastructure, such as the Nungesser River Bridge. By continuing to support these projects, we not only improve travel and increase safety, but we create thousands of good jobs each year that support local economies and improve the quality of life for local residents and businesses.”
“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.”