THUNDER BAY – Ontario is improving Highway 17 west of Schreiber to strengthen the northern transportation network and create about 40 jobs. Pioneer Construction from Sudbury has been awarded the $4.2-million project and will begin work in June. More than 16 kilometres of Highway 17 are being resurfaced between Schreiber and Terrace Bay. The project will improve the pavement condition and reduce maintenance requirements for this stretch of the highway.
“This project complements the resurfacing of more than 28 kilometres of Highway 17 completed last year east of Terrace Bay. Continuing investment in northern highway infrastructure is driving economic development,” stated Thunder Bay-Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle, the Minister for Natural Resources.
“The Northern Highways Program makes investments in highway infrastructure that make our roads safer for local residents, industries and travellers while creating jobs for northerners,” added Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and MPP for Sudbury.