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June 5, 2012
Key Ontario road projects for 2012
Ontario has 16,600 kilometres of provincial highways and 2,756 bridges. The Council of Ontario Construction Associations is hosting a construction season kickoff at Queen’s Park tonight.
Among the key provincial highway and bridge construction projects Queen’s Park has planned for this year are:
• Continuing the expansion of Highway 11-17 between Thunder Bay and Nipigon;
• Continuing the rehabilitation of the Noden Causeway near Fort Frances;
• Rehabilitating the Little Pic River Bridge near Marathon;
• Resurfacing more than 35 kilometres of Highway 17 west of Dryden.
• Four-laning work on Highway 11 in the Burk’s Falls area, which will complete the multi-year four-laning project from Huntsville to North Bay;
• Continuation of Highway 69 expansion work, including the four-laning of more than 20 kilometres south of Sudbury;
• Resurfacing and adding passing lanes on Highway 11 south of Cochrane.
• Widening Highway 7/8 from Fischer Hallman Rd. to Courtland Avenue in Kitchener;
• Building a new interchange at Highway 6 (Hanlon Expressway) and Laird Road in Guelph;
• Repaving Highway 21 from Tiverton to Port Elgin;
• Replacing the North Thames River Bridge, repairing the Flat Creek Bridge, and installing new culverts and guide rails along Highway 23 near Mitchell;
• Repairing structures over Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent at Kenesserie Road and Duart Road.
• Widening Highway 417 from Nicholas Street to Ottawa Road 174 in Ottawa;
• Widening Highway 417 from Eagleson to Highway 7, including an HOV lane in each direction from Moodie Drive to Palladium Drive in Ottawa;
• Advance pier work on the Hurdman Bridge over the Rideau River to prepare for the widening of Highway 417 in Ottawa;
• Rapid replacement of the Carling Avenue westbound and Kirkwood Avenue bridges in Ottawa;
• Widening Highway 62 from Highway 401 to Foxboro from two to five lanes in Belleville;
• Repairing bridges on Highway 401 at Highway 2, Crystal Beach and LaRue Mills Road east of Kingston;
• Repaving Highway 7 from Havelock to Norwood, east of Peterborough.
Greater Toronto Area
• Paving and bridge repairs along Highway 427 northbound collector lanes from the QEW to Highway 401;
• Bridge repairs to the Highway 401 interchange at Allen Road in Toronto;
• Continuing the widening of Highway 401 express and collector lanes between the Highway 401/403/410 interchange and Hurontario Street; work is scheduled for completion in 2013;
• Replacing the pavement and repairing 14 bridges along Highway 401 westbound collector lanes from Keele Street to Kipling Avenue;
• Resurfacing Highway 400 from Highway 93 to Simcoe Road 19 in Simcoe;
• Improvements to the intersection at Highway 5/8 (Peters Corners) in Hamilton.
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