First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Ontario roads: time to crack on with repairs
The Canadian province of Ontario has earmarked around US$1 billion for road repairs and upgrades during 2019.
The money is for 123 projects of which around $384 million will go to 20 projects in central Ontario.
Northeastern Ontario will receive $218 million for 32 highway projects, mostly along Highway 11 – at nearly 1,800km the second longest in Ontario, Canada’s mostly populous province. Highway 11 runs from the provincial capital Toronto northwards and then westwards to the border with Manitoba province.
There’s also $146 million to restore 30 highway projects in eastern Ontario.
“The recent rehab tenders announcement covered January 1 to June 30,” said Bryan Hocking, chief operating officer of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association. “There might well be more to come which would be great news for our industry, particularly in the north.”
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario maintains over 16,600km roads across the province.