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Three Local Bridges to be Renovated...
Written by Ministry of Northern Development and Mines   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:39


The new Ontario Government is creating about 70 jobs with improvements to three bridges on Highway 17 near Wawa.

The Catfish Creek, Magpie River and Michipicoten River bridges will be renovated. These projects will make travel easier and safer for families and businesses while strengthening tourism and the economy in the north.


Investing in Northern Ontario's roads, highways and bridges is part of the Ontario government'sGrowth Plan for Northern Ontario. A strong northern economy will help create a fair society and give the people of Ontario more opportunities for jobs and economic prosperity.


Quick Facts

  • Teranorth Construction and Engineering Limited has been awarded the $6.8-million contract with work scheduled to begin this spring.
  • Since 2003, the Ontario government has invested more than $4.5 billion in northern highways.
  • Since 2003, the province has improved 2,560 kilometres of highway and 185 bridges, and constructed 105 kilometres of new four-lane highway along with 115 new bridges across Northern Ontario.


Michael Gravelle

 Our investment in the Northern Highways Program ensures that vital transportation links are expanded and improved for local residents, visitors and industries while continuing to create good jobs for northerners. By renovating these three bridges, we will provide greater safety and improved roadways for northern families and businesses"

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

Glen R Murray

 Our government is improving infrastructure across the province, which creates jobs and strengthens our economy. Projects such as this will help ensure our roads and bridges are safe and in good condition for years to come."

Glenn Murray

Minister of Infrastructure, Minister of Transportation



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