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2015 Northwestern Ontario Highway Project Highlights

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2015 Northwestern Ontario Highway Project Highlights

Ontario is investing $560 million in the 2015-16 Northern Highways Program to support highway rehabilitation and expansion projects across the North. 

Projects in Northwestern Ontario completed during the 2015 construction season include:

  • Repaving 22 kilometres of Highway 11 from the CNR overhead bridge in Longlac easterly
  • Repaving 18 kilometres of Highway 11 from Fort Frances town limits westerly
  • Repaving 17 kilometres of Highway 11 from Atikokan easterly
  • Repaving 13 kilometres of Highway 17 from the junction of Highway 11/17 at Shabaqua Corners westerly
  • Repaving 21 kilometres of Highway 61 from Canada/US border northerly
  • Repaving 28 kilometres of Highway 71 from Nestor Falls northerly
  • Repaving 16 kilometres of Highway 527 from 40 kilometres north of the Highway 11/17 junction northerly
  • Replacing bridges and culverts, including Hastie River, Kabaigon River, Munro River, Pelican River, Pine River, Trout Lake River and Big Trout Creek
  • Rehabilitating bridges at Strawberry Creek #1, Strawberry Creek #2 and Strawberry Creek #3  

Work is continuing on these multi-year projects:

  • Resurfacing 31 kilometres of Highway 17 from Ignace westerly
  • Reconstructing and paving 31 kilometres of Highway 105 from 30 kilometres north of the Highway 17 junction at Vermilion Bay northerly
  • Replacing bridges at Pic River and Gravel River
  • Four-laning 2.8 kilometres and new Nipigon River cable-stayed bridge on Highway 11/17
  • Rehabilitating the Noden Causeway (final phase) near Fort Frances
  • Four-laning11.8 kilometres of Highway 11/17 between Red Rock Road #9 and Stillwater Creek
  • Four-laning 6.6 kilometres of Highway 11/17 between Birch Beach and Pass Lake

In addition, the province recently awarded a rehabilitation contract, with work to begin in 2016:

  • Replacing the CPR overhead bridge on Highway 17 at Selim, east of Rossport ($5.7-million contract awarded to L H North Ltd. & L H Crane and Rigging Ltd.)

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