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Road Work Drives More Ontario Jobs

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Road Work Drives More Ontario Jobs

McGuinty Government Keeps Ontario Economy Moving

Office of the Premier

Ontario is creating more jobs and strengthening the province's economy by continuing to improve our highways, bridges and roads.

The Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada are each contributing more than $69 million toward 43 infrastructure projects across Ontario. The projects will create and preserve up to 1,100 direct and indirect jobs. Work is slated to begin this spring.

The projects include:

  • Repairing local roads and bridges within the St. Lawrence Parks region of eastern Ontario.
  • Repairing 400-series highways.
  • Upgrading smaller highways including those in the New Liskeard and Cochrane areas of northern Ontario.

The infrastructure work will help improve traffic flow and trade. It will also make roads safer for commuters and other drivers.

Investing in Ontario's highways, roads and bridges is an important part of the government's new five-year Open Ontario Plan.

Quick Facts

  • About 431,900 vehicles use Highway 401 through Toronto each day.
  • Since 2007, the governments of Canada and Ontario have committed more than $13 billion in funding to more than 6,400 infrastructure projects across the province to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

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“Now is the time to upgrade and repair our road infrastructure across the province. It creates jobs while helping to grow the economy.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

“This is great news for local communities. This infrastructure investment will help keep our economy moving and it will create jobs in communities like Peel.”

Amrit Mangat

MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South



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