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New section of 69 opens to public

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Nov 13, 2009 - 11:39 AM |
An aerial view of a section of the newly constructed Highway 69 S, taken in early October. The highway between Sudbury and Estaire opened on Nov. 12. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

An aerial view of a section of the newly constructed Highway 69 S, taken in early October. The highway between Sudbury and Estaire opened on Nov. 12. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

The new, four lane section of highway that connects Sudbury to Estaire, part of the Highway 69 upgrade, was opened on Nov. 12.

Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci opened the new stretch of highway.

"This is truly a milestone for all the people who have worked so diligently to make the dream of a safe, efficient four-lane Highway 69 a reality," said Bartolucci in a release.

Upgrading the two-lane highway between Parry Sound and Sudbury has been an ongoing project, with construction on this particular stretch beginning in 2005. It created over 1,300 jobs, explained Bartolucci.

"The expansion of Highway 69 south of Sudbury is a major transportation infrastructure improvement that increases safety, and generated construction jobs and promotes economic growth in the north," said minister of transportation, Jim Bradley.

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