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Highway 69 Expanded Between Sudbury and Estaire


November 12, 2009 3:00 PM

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For Immediate Release

Ontario created over 1,300 jobs and improved road safety by upgrading Highway 69 between Sudbury and Estaire, which officially opened today.

For Immediate Release

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.


  • The Ontario government provided $183 million for construction on this section of Highway 69. The majority of the funding came from Ontario's Northern Highways Program.
  • The federal government contributed $11.6 million under the Strategic Highways Infrastructure Program towards the construction of an interchange, the Wanup Road fly-over, as well as the realignment of two kilometres of this portion of Highway 69.
  • The 2009 Ontario Budget committed $648 million to northern highway rehabilitation and expansion in 2009-10.
  • Investments in Northern Ontario's highway infrastructure in 2009-10 will create an estimated 4,700 jobs.


  • Chris Day
    Press Secretary, Office of Canada's Transport and Infrastructure Ministe
  • Media Relations
    Transport Canada, Ottawa
  • Joanne Ghiz
    Special Assistant, MNDMF Minister
  • Tom Marcolini
    Transportation and Infrastructure, MNDM

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry


"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