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Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Burk's Falls

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Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Burk's Falls

Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs

Ontario is creating 73 new jobs while improving infrastructure near Burk's Falls.

Service roads providing local access to Highway 11 are being upgraded to accommodate more traffic, which has increased since the expansion of Highway 11 was completed in 2012.

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.

Quick Facts

  • Teranorth Construction and Engineering Ltd. has been awarded the $7.3-million contract. Work will begin this spring with completion scheduled for fall 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.

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“Our government continues to improve roads and highways across Northern Ontario. By investing in highway infrastructure through the Northern Highways Program, we are improving travel, increasing safety, and creating jobs that support local economies.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“Our government is committed to 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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