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Highway 69 contracts up for grabs

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 21, 2012 - 12:42 PM |
Two new contracts to continue widening of Highway 69 are now up for grabs. File photo.

Two new contracts to continue widening of Highway 69 are now up for grabs. File photo.

Two new contracts to continue widening of Highway 69 are now up for grabs.

“Since launching our Highway 69 Action Plan in 2005, our government has forged ahead with several significant construction projects that are making Sudbury’s dream of a four-laned highway a reality,” Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci said, in a press release. “This is about public safety and economic viability, and I am pleased with the progress of this vital project thus far.”

The first contract up for tender will see work done three km north of Highway 607 to 4.5 km north of Highway 64 for 11 km. It is expected this contract will created about 672 jobs, and the completed highway section is expected to be opened to traffic in late 2015.
 
The second contract up for tender will see work done 4.5 km north of Highway 64 northerly for nine km. This contract is expected to create abut 525 jobs, and the completed highway section should be open to traffic in summer 2015.

"Our government puts a high priority on the expansion and improvement of northern highways,” Bartolucci said. “We know that investments in highway infrastructure are important for creating jobs and fostering prosperity throughout Northern Ontario.”

Quick Facts:

- The expansion of Highway 69 is one of the greatest infrastructure undertakings in Ontario history.
- Since 2003, the Ontario government has invested more than $3.9 billion in northern highway infrastructure improving 2,606 kilometres of highway and 168 bridges, and constructing 308 kilometres of new four-lane highway along with 98 new bridges.

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