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August 8, 2012 by On-Site staff

Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird was on hand to mark the recent completion of the $68.2-million Highway 69 widening and realignment project. Photo: Transport Canada.
Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird was on hand to mark the recent completion of the $68.2-million Highway 69 widening and realignment project. Photo: Transport Canada.

Residents living in the Sudbury, Ont. area are enjoying the summer of 69, Highway 69.

The widening and realignment project for the north-south highway that connects rural and urban areas from Highway 400 near Perry Sound, Ont. to the Greater Sudbury Area, was recently completed, converting it to a four-lane highway from Highway 637 to Estaire, Ont., near Sudbury.

The $68.2-million project included a 13-kilometre corridor of four-lane highway, construction of an underpass at Highway 637 and the province’s first overhead wildlife crossing bridge.

The Government of Canada funded $35.8 million of the project through the Building Canada Fund, while the Province of Ontario funded $32.4 million through the Northern Highways Program.

“As a gateway to Northern Ontario, Highway 69 is an important link in the Trans-Canada Highway, and these improvements will increase safety for local commuters and tourists, while enhancing economic growth in the region,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird.


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