The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines released a year-end statement on Nov. 29 of the $2.2 billion pumped into highway projects and the 20,000 construction jobs created across Ontario.
Among the highlights in the northeast are reconstruction and resurfacing projects on Highway 144 north of Cartier, Highway 11 near Powassan, Highway 535 at Noelville, Highway 65 near New Liskeard, Highway 124 into Magnetawan. and the construction of five new passing lanes on Highway 11 south of Cochrane.
Bridges have been replaced over the Englehart River, Audie Creek, Blanche River, Beaver Creek, Wright Creek and Amable Dufond River.
In the northwest, the government points to a new bridge under construction over the Nipigon River and numerous resurfacing jobs including Highway 614 south of Manitouwadge, Highway 17 east of Terrace Bay, and Highways 72 and 516 at Sioux Lookout.
Bridges have been replaced spanning the Little Wabigoon River, Melgund River, Nugget Creek, Bug River and Beaver Creek.
There's ongoing four-laning work of Highway 11-17 between Thunder Bay and Nipigon continues, as well as the Norden Causeway near Fort Frances.