Construction work on the widening and realignment of Highway 69, from Highway 637 to Estaire, Ontario has been completed.
Construction work on the widening and realignment of Highway 69, from Highway 637 to Estaire, Ontario. has been completed, it was recently announced.
Highway 69 is a key route that connects rural communities, urban areas, First Nation communities and recreational areas. The highway was widened from two to four lanes.
Work on this project included construction of an underpass at Highway 637, and Ontario’s first overhead wildlife crossing bridge, which is expected to reduce animal-vehicle collisions. The completion brings a section of realigned highway that bypasses a series of dangerous “S” curves into full operation.
The 13-kilometre corridor of new four-lane highway was funded jointly by the Canadian and Ontario governments for a total project cost of $68.2 million.
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