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Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Magnetawan

Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs

The Ontario government is creating 84 new jobs while improving infrastructure near Magnetawan.

Twenty kilometres of Highway 124 is being resurfaced and upgraded to improve travel and safety along this vital stretch. 

Investing in road and highway infrastructure is part of our 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

  • Fowler Construction Company Ltd. has been awarded the $8.4-million contract. Work will begin in spring 2014 with completion scheduled for fall 2014.
  • Last year, Ontario invested more than $4 million in a reconstruction project on Highway 124.
  • 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 understands that highways are economic and social lifelines in northern Ontario and we will continue to make important investments that improve safety, create jobs and support regional 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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