Ontario: Over 20,000 construction jobs created in 2013

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    The Ontario’sMinistry of Northern Development and Mines announced that the government has made major improvements to highways, roads and bridges in Northeastern Ontario in the 2013 construction season.

    Ontario is investing $2.2 billion to build and repair provincial highways and bridges across the province this year.More than 20,000 construction jobs have been created or sustained in Ontario this year, the ministry said in a statement.

    Northern Ontario has more than 11,000 kilometres of provincial highway.

    The completed and reconstructed projects include: a new state-of-the-art patrol yard on Highway 69 south of Sudbury; more than 13 kilometres of Highway 535 near Noelville; more than 16 kilometres of Highway 11 near Powassan; more than 34 kilometres of Highway 65 near New Liskeard; five new passing lanes on Highway 11 south of Cochrane; and more than 16 kilometres of Highway 124 near Magnetawan.

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