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69 shunned by provincial Tories (September 01, 2002)

SUDBURY, Ont. - Local officials here say they're outraged by the lack of cash for Hwy. 69.A provincial announcement about how $255 million will be spent to improve northern highways came and went with...


SUDBURY, Ont. – Local officials here say they’re outraged by the lack of cash for Hwy. 69.

A provincial announcement about how $255 million will be spent to improve northern highways came and went without a commitment to four-laning Hwy. 69 between Sudbury and Parry Sound.

“It’s ridiculous, just ridiculous,” says Nickel Belt MPP Shelley Martel. “There is clearly a need to do this work. It’s typical of this government’s disregard for Northern Ontario. It’s more of the same.”

Work will also continue on the four-laning of Hwy. 17 east of Sault Ste. Marie.

In addition, some work will be done on Hwy. 6 in Little Current, as well as a small portion in Espanola.

The government re-affirmed its commitment to four-laning 30km of Hwy. 69 south of Parry Sound, but no mention was made of the northern stretches above Parry Sound.


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