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Ontario Improving Highways Across Eastern Ontario

Province Making Travel Easier and Creating Jobs with $93 Million Investment

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is making travel easier for families and businesses and creating jobs in eastern Ontario with a $93 million investment to improve highways, roads and bridges.

There are 23 new construction projects underway in eastern Ontario this season, creatingnearly 1,000 construction jobs. This includes repaving, repairing and replacing transportation infrastructure such as roads, bridges, noise walls and signs.

As with all highway construction projects, drivers are reminded that speeding fines double in construction zones.

Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history - about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that are helping to keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life. To learn more about infrastructure projects in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in infrastructure is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario's history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

Quick Facts

  • In 2016–17, Ontario is investing more than $2.1 billion to repair and expand provincial highways and bridges across the province.
  • Ontario has over 16,900 kilometres of provincial highway and 2,800 bridges.

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“We are committed to improving highway infrastructure across the province, while creating jobs and strengthening our economy. These projects are proof of our government’s commitment to provide modern infrastructure that will reduce commute times, create jobs and improve the quality of life for Ontarians.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

“It is great to see these projects underway and on track to be completed this fall, including Highway 28. This section of road is very important to commuters, tourists and businesses traveling between Bancroft and Peterborough. Once complete, the highway improvements will help to make the commute easier and more enjoyable for local residents and visitors.”

Jeff Leal

MPP for Peterborough

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