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Pair of four-laning projects in Northern Ontario get $169.2M from feds

May 22, 2019   By On-Site Staff

SUDBURY, Ont.—Two construction projects along Ontario’s Highway 69 have got the go-ahead and millions in funding from the federal government.

Ottawa said May 21 it will spend $169.2 million on a pair of four-laning projects between Parry Sound and Sudbury, Ont.

The larger of the two projects will get $119.9 million in federal funding and will see 19.3 kilometres of Hwy. 69 expanded to a four-lane divided highway. The bulk of the work will take place between Hwy. 529 and Hwy. 522. Along with twinning the existing highway, the work includes new bridges across three waterways and a pair of new interchanges.

The second job involves twinning and realigning an 11-kilometre stretch of Hwy. 69 from north of Hwy. 559 to just south of Shebeshekong Road. New service roads, a new interchange, wildlife fencing and a series of culverts are also part of the project, which will get $49.2 million from Ottawa.

Provincial funding for the projects is expected to be forthcoming.

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