November 12, 2009 3:00 PM
Ontario created over 1,300 jobs and improved road safety by upgrading Highway 69 between Sudbury and Estaire, which officially opened today.
A 20-kilometre section of Highway 69 was widened from two to four lanes. This is the first stretch of four-laned highway to be completed on the Sudbury/Parry Sound corridor. Construction of this stretch of road began in 2005.
"This is truly a milestone for all the people, like the members of the CRASH 69 Committee and many others, who have worked so diligently to make the dream of a safe, efficient four-lane Highway 69 a reality."
– Rick Bartolucci
MPP for Sudbury
"Our government continues investing in Highway 69 and other northern highway infrastructure to create new economic activity and jobs throughout Northern Ontario."
– Michael Gravelle
Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry
"The expansion of Highway 69 south of Sudbury is a major transportation infrastructure improvement that increases safety, and generated construction jobs and promotes economic growth in the north."
– Jim Bradley
Minister of Transportation