The province is investing $173.4 million to four-lane a section of Highway 69 between Sudbury and Parry Sound.
Ontario is investing in northern highway infrastructure from Sudbury to Parry Sound to make travel easier and safer.
Work will begin this winter to four-lane 14 kilometres from just north of Highway 607 to just north of Highway 522. Work will include building two new interchanges and 10 new bridges, including four major structures over the Pickerel and French rivers.
“This latest project brings us closer to the ambitious goal of four-laning the entire length of highway between Sudbury and Parry Sound, with all of the associated benefits in terms of increased safety and commerce,” said Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault in a news release.
With this latest project, the province has invested more than $770 million since 2003 to expand 59 kilometres of Highway 69 and promote economic growth in Northeastern Ontario.
This project is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history -- more than $134 billion over 10 years, which is making 110,000 jobs possible every year across Ontario, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals.
“I am pleased that our government continues to invest in expanding vital transportation corridors in the North, such as Highway 69 and Highway 11/17, to support the vigorous economic development efforts of northern communities, businesses and industry,” said Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines.
In the last six months of 2015, the province announced support for nearly 200 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Investing in highway infrastructure is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs.
The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history.
To view a full-size image of the Highway 69 four-lane map, click here.