Drivers in the Parry Sound region will be pleased as an area highway will part of the Ontario government’s plan to spend $1.3 billion on transportation projects.
Highway 400 will be resurfaced between Highway 141 and Parry Sound as well, culverts and underpasses will be repaired on Highway 11 between the Severn River and Huntsville.
The Ministry of Transportation is planning to go ahead with 123 rehabilitation projects across the more than 16,900 kilometers of highway and more than 2,850 bridges Ontario manages.
In the Northeastern region, 32 projects are going to tender with a combined value of $291 million.
Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller says, “We are delivering on our commitment to improving our transportation infrastructure,” adding, “This will create local jobs while making our highways safer for residents, visitors and tourists.”
“Our work is about investing in people, in safety, and in the success of Ontario. The government’s commitment”
Ontario Road Builders’ Association President Steve Smith adding to Miller’s comments says, “Our work is about investing in people, in safety, and in the success of Ontario. The government’s commitment to transportation infrastructure funding supports the continued success of Ontario’s road building contractors who have strong, proven track records and close ties with local communities, as well as supporting the provincial tax
For Bryan Hocking, Chief Operating Officer, Ontario Road Builders’ Association, “ORBA members build virtually all of the provincial and municipal roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure across the province and the road building sector directly employs in excess of 30,000 workers at peak season”.