The Ontario authorities has awarded a contract to start the environmental evaluation and design work for a 2+1 freeway on Freeway 11 north of North Bay.
“Taking the subsequent step to construct the primary 2+1 roadway in North America is simply one other means our authorities is investing in highways throughout the province,” Caroline Mulroney, minister of transportation stated in a information launch. “We’re making nice progress on our plan to construct Ontario as we proceed to work carefully with communities and security advocates to construct a safer transportation community.”
Aecom Canada will undertake the environmental evaluation and design work for the three-lane freeway which is able to incorporate a passing lane that modifications course roughly each two to 5 kilometers. The two+1 freeway model is utilized in different jurisdictions world wide and is extra price environment friendly than twinning a freeway.
The province recognized two potential places for the challenge – Sand Dam Highway to Ellesmere Highway (14 km) and Freeway 64 to Leaping Caribou Lake Highway (16 km). Whereas each websites shall be assessed, the design and environmental evaluation for Sand Dam Highway to Ellesmere Highway shall be prioritized.
“The two+1 freeway challenge demonstrates our authorities’s continued efforts to strengthen our transportation community and develop alternatives for financial progress and improvement in northern Ontario,” stated Vic Fedeli, minister of financial improvement, job creation and commerce, and MPP for Nipissing.
“Along with retaining our promise to construct Ontario, this challenge will play an essential position in addressing the distinctive transportation wants of the north, enhancing site visitors stream and enhancing security for people and companies alike on our roads.”