Monday, August 11, 2014
Ontario continues to expand and improve highways throughout Northern Ontario, making travel safer and more efficient for residents, visitors and industry while sustaining and creating more than 5,000 jobs annually.
The government’s investment in the 2014-15 Northern Highways Program totals $527-million to support highway rehabilitation and expansion projects across the North. Key projects include:
Over the last decade, Ontario’s record investments in the provincial highway network have shown significant results, including:
Investing in roads, highways and bridges is part of the government's plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
“Our Northern Highways Program helps spur economic development and improve the quality of life for countless residents, industries and visitors throughout the North. Locally, it’s driving the expansion of the Thunder Bay-Nipigon corridor which is a major project for northwestern Ontario that continues to improve safety and create good jobs.”
- Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines
“This program reflects the high priority our government has placed on the expansion and improvement of northern highways. Our investments in highway infrastructure are creating jobs and fostering prosperity throughout Northern Ontario.
- Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation
“2014 will be another year of major investment in Northern Highways. Our government continues to address road conditions, road safety and four-laning through these projects, and also appreciates the economy created as this work moves forward.”
- Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
“Our government is delivering on our commitment to increase funding for transportation infrastructure in Northern Ontario and the acceleration of the Northern Highways Program. This significant investment will support economic growth and job creation in our region and enhance road safety for Northern drivers."
- David Orazietti, MPP Sault Ste. Marie
Growth Plan for Northern Ontario
Ontario’s five-year investment plan for highway construction in Northern Ontario.
Get up-to-date construction reports on major highways. You can call the ministry’s road information line toll-free at 1-800-268-4686.
Maya Gorham, Minister’s Office, 416-327-0655
Julia Bennett, Communications Branch, 416-314-6275
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