More than 21 kilometers of Highway 11 is being reconstructed. The improvements will strengthen the northern transportation network by reducing maintenance demands and making the road safer for families, businesses and tourists who visit the area.
Investing in roads, highways and bridges is part of the Ontario governmentâ€™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.
"Our investment in the Northern Highways Program is expanding and improving vital transportation links for local residents, visitors and industries across Northern Ontario. This project will create about 53 new jobs and will certainly improve safety and traffic flow in the Greenstone area." â€”Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and MPP, Thunder Bay-Superior North
"Our government is i mproving infrastructure across the province, which creates jobs and strengthens our economy. Projects such as this will help ensure our roads and bridges are safe and in good condition for years to come." â€” Glen Murray, Minister of Infrastructure, Minister of Transportation
C. Villeneuve Construction Company Limited has been awarded a contract of $5.3 million. Work will begin in summer 2013.
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.
Read the governmentâ€™s five-year investment plan for highway construction in Northern Ontario.
Get up-to-date construction reports on major highways by calling the Ministry of Transportationâ€™s road information line toll-free at 1-800-268-4686 or by dialing 511.
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