Highway 11 stretch to be resurfaced

Press Release

The province is resurfacing 24 km of Highway 11 with support from the Northern Highways Program.
The work, slated to begin this month and be completed in September, will take place on a section stretching from 5.6 km west of the Highway 71 junction easterly to near the junction of Highway 613.
During construction, the existing roadway will be reduced to a single lane to facilitate paving.
Improvements on Highway 11 west of Fort Frances will provide better driving conditions, create about 35 jobs, and support the economy in the north.
Pioneer Construction was awarded the $5.2-million contract.
“As the Northern Ontario economy continues to turn the corner, we are investing in highway infrastructure, promoting job creation and economic development for the benefit of northerners,” said Northern Development, Mines and Forestry minister Michael Gravelle.
“Thanks to our record investment in infrastructure, over 600,000 jobs have been created or protected and we now have roads, bridges, community centres, schools, and hospitals to show for it,” noted Transportation minister Kathleen Wynne.
“These improvements to Highway 11 will create jobs, help stimulate the local economy, and improve road safety,” she added.