Roads & Paving
Ontario investing in northern highways
By Andrew Macklin
November 19, 2015 – The provincial government is investing $560 million in highway infrastructure projects in Northern Ontario in 2015-16 through the Northern Highways Program.
As the construction season wraps up, Northern Highway Program projects are adding passing lanes, resurfacing roads, rehabilitating and replacing bridges, and four-laning sections of Highway 69 south of Sudbury and Highway 11-17 east of Thunder Bay.
“Expanding and improving our northern highway network is necessary for helping our economy grow and creating jobs in the North,” says Steven Del Duca, Ontario minister of transportation. “Our government is investing in the critical transportation infrastructure that families and businesses in Northern Ontario rely on daily.”
Northern Ontario has more than 11,000 kilometres of provincial highways, about 60 per cent of the entire provincial highways network.