Project Overview

The four-laning of Highway 69 is part of a strategic network improvement plan connecting southern and northern Ontario. A four lane Highway 69 improves road safety by reducing congestion, providing opportunities for passing, physically separating opposing lanes of traffic, and eliminating turning movements along the highway by providing interchanges at key crossing roadways. It also reduces travel time through the area, and minimizes impacts to traffic movement caused by roadway maintenance or unanticipated incidents. Additionally, the benefits to traffic movement resulting from the four-laning of Highway 69 are expected to enhance economic growth both within the project limits and in Northern Ontario in general.

This project consists of completing all the Detail Design required for the four-laning of Highway 69 from 0.4 kilometres north of Highway 7182 (Shebeshekong Road) northerly 11 kilometres. This Detail Design project will carry forward the issues and commitments identified as part of the 2006 Route Planning Study and Environmental Assessment Report (RPS) which identified a recommended alignment and improvements for this section of Highway 69.

A key component of addressing these issues is consultation. Further information about the consultation program is found in the Upcoming Events section of this website.

The scope of work will include:

  1. Four-laning of Highway 69 on twinning and new alignment sections;
  2. New interchange south of Pointe au Baril;
  3. New service road;
  4. New structures over Sucker Creek;
  5. Snowmobile crossing at Sucker Creek;
  6. Provision for wildlife crossings (eco-passages); and
  7. Culvert replacements.

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