Highway 69 improvements complete
August 8, 2012 by On-Site staff
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.