The province of Ontario is making it easier and safer for residents travelling Northwest by repairing and expanding the highway network. The province is investing $541-million in highway infrastructure across Northern Ontario. The investment comes through the Northern Highways Program and will see work completed into next year.
The ministry of Northern Development says this investment will include work on the expansion of the Highway 11/17 stretch between Thunder Bay and Nipigon. The ministry also says this is the largest investment in public infrastructure in the history of the province which works out to be about $160-billion over 12 years.
The ministry of Northern Development is confident these projects will keep people and goods moving while connecting communities and improving quality of life. The ministry says this will support 110,000 jobs every year across the province with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit.