Ontario spending $18.5 million on Highways 17, 595
The province announced on March 14 it will be building two bridges at Pays Plat River and Pays Plat Creek on Highway 17 at the community of Pays Plat First Nation about 10 kilometres northwest of Rossport. Highway 17 is the northern Ontario section of the Trans-Canada.
There will also be three culverts installed at the Cedar and Sitch Creeks on Highway 595 in the Township of Gillies, southwest of the city of Thunder Bay. The total value of the projects is $18.5 million. Work on both projects will begin this spring and is expected to be completed in 2017.
Facca Incorporated has been awarded the $14.2-million Highway 17 contract.
LH North Ltd. and LH Crane and Rigging Ltd. have been awarded the $4.3-million Highway 595 contract.
The total spend by the province in 2015-16 through the Northern Highways Program will be $560 million.