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Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Nolalu

Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs

Ontario is creating 16 new jobs while improving infrastructure on Highway 588 east of Nolalu.

The Whitefish River Bridge, four kilometres west of the Highway 590 junction, is being renovated to improve travel and safety for families and businesses while strengthening tourism and the economy in the Northwest.

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.

Quick Facts

  • Wilco Contractors Superior Inc. has been awarded the $1.6-million contract. Work will begin in spring 2014 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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“Improvements to the Whitefish River Bridge and other highway infrastructure initiatives are creating jobs and laying the foundations for future economic growth throughout the region. We look forward to the completion of this project and others in the area.”

Bill Mauro

MPP, Thunder Bay-Atikokan

“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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