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Month DD, 2002

Highway 417 Extended Between Panmure Road in Ottawa and Arnprior

A Balanced Transportation System

A balanced transportation system is crucial to the continued economic prosperity of our province. The Ontario government made a commitment to building a highway infrastructure system that will sustain and strengthen our growing economy.

On February 16, 2000, the Ontario government announced plans to complete Highway 417 to Arnprior. This contract represents the continued commitment to complete this corridor to Arnprior.

New Highway

The construction of this contract, which will build the platform for the new highway between Regional Road 29 and Regional Road 22, will begin once the tendering process is completed early in 2002.

The new highway will benefit the Ottawa Valley by:

  • enhancing safety;
  • improving traffic flow;
  • promoting economic growth; and
  • enhancing tourism.

The contract also includes construction of two bridges, embankments and a noise barrier wall. The noise barrier wall will reduce noise levels to some homes on Upper Dwyer Hill Road.

Traffic impact during construction is expected to be minimal. However, in order to complete the overpass embankments of Regional Road 29, a detour must be constructed on Highway 17. This detour will remain in place until the entire new 17 km section of Highway 417 is open to traffic. A temporary detour of Regional Road 22 is also required to construct the overpass structure at this location.

Since 1995, the Ontario government has invested close to $6.5 billion in highway capital programs.


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