KENORA, ONT. — The Ontario government is providing $625 million in funding for northern Ontario communities to expand, improve and rehabilitate highways, roads and bridges.
Projects include building new passing lanes and improving signs and lighting. Work continues to expand Highway 69 to four lanes south of Sudbury, and the government continues to advance the expansion of Highway 17 to four lanes between Kenora and the Manitoba border.
Investing in infrastructure like roads, highways, and bridges is part of the government’s made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery in the north and throughout the province, indicates a release.
“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, in a statement. “Our government is proud to support critical road infrastructure investments that improve the quality of life for hardworking northern families, businesses and visitors.”