KENORA – The Ontario government is investing $625 million to expand and improve highways, roads, and bridges across Northern Ontario. These road enhancement projects will make travel easier and safer for families while supporting economic growth and job creation in local communities.
“Our government is committed to making investments in our northern highways to reduce congestion, make our roads safer and create jobs,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. “Our government is proud to support critical road infrastructure investments that improve the quality of life for hardworking northern families, businesses, and visitors.”
This year’s rehabilitation projects include building new passing lanes and improving signage and lighting. Work continues to expand Hwy. 69 to four lanes south of Sudbury and the government continues to advance the four-laning of Hwy. 17 between Kenora and the Manitoba border.
“Today’s announcement reflects the high priority our government places on the expansion and improvement of our northern highways,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “We will continue to make investments in every corner of our province to help people get where they need to go.”
Investing in critical infrastructure like roads, highways, and bridges is an important part of the government’s made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal, and economic recovery in the north and throughout the province.