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Improving Highway 11 West of Atikokan

Mauro announces Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs

October 4, 2013

The Ontario Government is creating 67 new jobs while improving infrastructure along a stretch of Highway 11 west of Atikokan.

More than 20 kilometres of Highway 11 is being repaved to enhance travel and improve safety for northern families and businesses.

Improving highways, roads and bridges helps create jobs now and in the future and helps people move safely and more easily. This is part of the Ontario government's economic plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Pioneer Construction Inc. has been awarded the $6.7 million contract.
  • Construction will begin in fall 2013.
  • Since 2007, more than $107 million has been invested on numerous improvements along Highway 11 between Atikokan and Fort Frances, including the multi-phase reconstruction of the Noden Causeway.
  • Since 2003, the province has improved 3,146 kilometres of highway and 187 bridges, and constructed 387 kilometres of new four-lane highway along with 102 new bridges throughout Northern Ontario.

QUOTES

"Our focus on northern highways continues to provide jobs and improved infrastructure for the people of Northern Ontario. This project is another in a long list of projects that will benefit us for years to come."

- Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan

"I’m extremely pleased that our government continues to invest in key infrastructure funds like the Northern Highways Program, which continue to support the improvement and expansion of vital transportation corridors for local residents, visitors and industries across Northern Ontario."

- Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines

"Our government is improving infrastructure across the province, which creates jobs and strengthens our economy. Projects such as this will help ensure our roads are safe and in good condition for years to come."

- Glen Murray, Minister of Infrastructure, Minister of Transportation

For more information:

Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
(807) 623-9237

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