Northern Highways To See Improvements

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Ontario is investing in highway infrastructure projects, making travel easier and safer by improving driving conditions in Northeastern Ontario.

With an investment of more than $69 million through the province’s Northern Highways Program, the following rehabilitation projects will improve bridges, culverts and roads:

Rehabilitation of the French River Bridge on Highway 69, which will become a service road for residents and tourists once the future four-lane highway opens
New and expanded passing lanes on Highway 17 between Verner and Sturgeon Falls, and work on the Big Cache Creek culvert

Resurfacing of Highway 144 between Cartier and Onaping, and new culverts and resurfacing of sections between Chelmsford and Onaping as part of the multi-year rehabilitation of Highway 144 between Timmins and Greater Sudbury

Resurfacing 20.4 kilometres of Highway 11 west of the Highway 631 junction

Resurfacing 23.4 kilometres of Highway 108 south of Elliot Lake and replacing culverts, improving drainage and guide rails

Realigning of 3.2 kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway 66 at Virginiatown

This funding is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history — more than $130 billion over 10 years, which is making 110,000 jobs possible e very year across Ontario, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals across the province.

These much-needed investments are supported by a number of initiatives, including broadening the ownership of Hydro One — an approach that raises billions for infrastructure while ensuring consumers are protected.

By unlocking the value of provincial assets, the government is supporting critical projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across Ontario.

Supporting northern highways is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.