Transportation Feature

The completion of a strategy outlining multi-modal transportation options for the North is anticipated in 2017.
Multi-modal study rolls toward finishThe province is about a year away from rolling out a multi-modal transportation strategy for the North.Since 2011, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has been studying how people and freight move across the region and have been regularly meeting with regional stakeholders to gather their feedback on how to plan and improve transportation infrastructure over the next 25 years.Tija Dirks, the MTO’s director of transportation planning, estimates a final report will be presented to premier...


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Bancroft contractor lands Highway 69 job
The Ontario government has awarded a contract to start construction on another stretch of the ongoing Highway 69 four-laning project between Sudbury and Parry Sound. A $173.4-million contract has been awarded to J & P Leveque Bros Haulage of Bancroft to start work this winter on a 14-kilomet...
New Nipigon Bridge fails
Motor vehicle traffic across the Nipigon River Bridge was reduced to one lane Jan. 11 after the newly constructed span split, causing a backlog of traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway. The 252-metre bridge was closed by the Ontario Provincial Police on Jan. 10 as engineers spent the night asse...
Multi-modal study rolls toward finish
The province is about a year away from rolling out a multi-modal transportation strategy for the North.Since 2011, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has been studying how people and freight move across the region and have been regularly meeting with regional stakeholders to gather their feed...
Food distribution network gets off ground
A much sought-after distribution centre to stockpile and ship food and consumer goods to remote northwestern Ontario First Nation communities is one step closer to reality.CreeWest GP (General Partnership) and the First Nation communities of Lac Seul and Kitchenuhmaykoosib are partnering on a r...


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