Improving Ontario highway creates jobs
July 2, 2013 By Rock to Road
July 2, 2013 – The Ontario
government is creating 83 jobs with improvements to Highway 527 near Thunder
Bay, Ont. The project will make travel easier and safer for families and
businesses while strengthening tourism and the economy in the north.
More than 24 kilometres of
Highway 527 beginning eight kilometres north of Highway 881 is being
Investing in roads, highways
and bridges is part of the Ontario government's Growth Plan for Northern
Ontario. A strong northern economy will help create a fair society and give the
people of Ontario more opportunities for jobs and economic prosperity.
- Pioneer Construction has been awarded the
$8.3-million contract. Work will begin this summer with completion scheduled
for fall 2013.
- In 2011, Ontario invested $7.7 million to
reconstruct another 25-kilometre section of Highway 527.
- Highway 527 is a vital link between
Armstrong and Thunder Bay.
- Since 2003, the Ontario government has
invested nearly $5 billion in northern highways.
- Since 2003, the province has improved 3,146
kilometres of highway and 187 bridges, and constructed 387 kilometres of new
four-lane highway along with 102 new bridges throughout Northern Ontario.
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