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2016 Northwestern Ontario Highway Construction Highlights

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2016 Northwestern Ontario Highway Construction Highlights

Ontario is investing $541 million in the 2016-17 Northern Highways Program to support highway rehabilitation and expansion projects across the province's North. 

Recent highway construction contract awards in Northwestern Ontario include:
Highway 11

  • Replacing culverts at Shamrock and Helen Lakes on Highway 11 east of Highway 17 at Nipigon ($2.6-million contract awarded to KA Vanderzwaag Construction Inc.)
  • Rehabilitating the Kaministiquia River bridge at Kakabeka Falls on Highway 11 west of Thunder Bay ($3.0-million contract awarded to L H North Ltd. & L H Crane and Rigging Ltd.)
  • Replacing two Oskondaga River Tributary culverts and rehabilitating the Brule Creek culvert on Highway 11 near Shabaqua Corners ($3.5-million contract awarded to Louis W Bray Construction LTD)
Highway 17
  • Removing rock from a high cut on Highway 17 west of Pays Plat First Nation ($3.2-million contract awarded to Bot Construction)
Highway 105
  • Replacing the Pickerel River culvert on Highway 105 north of the Highway 609 junction near Vermilion Bay ($1.2-million contract awarded to The Sharp Group) 
Highway 502
  • Resurfacing 11.6 kilometres of Highway 502 south of the Highway 594 junction west of Dryden ($3.7-million contract awarded to Miller Northwest Limited)
  • Replacing the culvert at Kawawiag Creek on Highway 502 north of the Highway 11 junction ($1.5-million contract awarded to L H North Ltd. & L H Crane and Rigging Ltd.)
Highway 527
  • Replacing culverts at the Dog River on Highway 527 north of the Highway 11/17 junction and at the Kabitotikwia River on Highway 811 west of the Highway 527 junction northeast of Thunder Bay ($2.8-million contract awarded to L H North Ltd. & L H North Crane and Rigging Ltd.)
Highway 596
  • Replacing the Alice Creek culvert on Highway 596 south of Highway 525 northwest of Kenora ($1.2-million contract awarded to Facca Incorporated)
Highway 614
  • Rehabilitating the Black River bridge on Highway 614 south of Manitouwadge ($2.4-million contract awarded to Innovative Civil Constructors Incorporated)
Rehabilitation projects in Northwestern Ontario announced to date for the 2016 construction season include: 
  • Resurfacing 26.3 kilometres of Highway 11 from east of the Fort Frances town limits
  • Resurfacing 25.7 kilometres of Highway 11 east of Rainy River 
  • Resurfacing 29.2 kilometres of Highway 17 from west of Peninsula Road in Marathon
  • Resurfacing 28.6 kilometres of Highway 71 south from the Nestor Falls bridge
  • Resurfacing 20.4 kilometres of Highway 71 south of the Highway 17 junction east of Kenora
  • Resurfacing 39.9 kilometres of Highway 105 from north of the Highway 17 junction at Vermilion Bay
  • Replacing bridges and culverts at Cedar Creek, Crow River, Flynne Creek, Mineral Creek, Pays Plat Creek, Pays Plat River, Rae Lake, Rainy River Tributary, Sitch Creek and Suckle Creek
  • Rehabilitating bridges and culverts at Bunting Creek and Ozone Creek
In addition, work is continuing on these multi-year projects: 
  • Four-laning 2.8 kilometres and new Nipigon River cable-stayed bridge on Highway 11/17
  • 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
  • Rehabilitating the Noden Causeway (final phase) on Highway 11 near Fort Frances
  • Replacing the CPR overhead bridge on Highway 17 at Selim, east of Rossport 
  • Resurfacing 31 kilometres of Highway 17 from Ignace westerly
  • Replacing bridges at Pic River and Gravel River on Highway 17
  • Reconstructing and paving 31 kilometres of Highway 105 from 30 kilometres north of the Highway 17 junction at Vermilion Bay northerly

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