Road conditions and road safety on Highway 17 along the North Shore will be improved with provincial government investments of nearly $10 million.
A $1,325,638-contract for the structural rehabilitation of the Thessalon River bridge and the Canadian Pacific Railway overhead bridge near Thessalon have been awarded to Teranorth Construction and Engineering of Sudbury. Also, reconstruction of more than 27 kilometres of Highway 17 east of Blind River to Highway 108 will be undertaken by Fowler Construction at a cost of $8,418,657. Rehabilitation work will improve traffic flow and safety.
Work on both projects will begin this spring and will be completed later this year. The investment is part of the government's five-year $20-billion SuperBuild initiative designed to facilitate the largest infrastructure building program in Ontario history.