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Government for the People Improving Highway Safety in East Ferris

January 25, 2019

EAST FERRIS – Construction is under way to make nearly $6 million worth of safety improvements to the Highway 17/94 intersection in East Ferris, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced today.

Fedeli joined East Ferris Mayor Pauline Rochefort to announce details of the project.

“Safety concerns regarding the intersection here at Highways 17 and 94 that have lingered literally for decades,” said Fedeli.

“It’s so exciting to be part of the government that is finally addressing these concerns once and for all.”

The successful contractor will be working on grading components over the winter, and the ministry anticipates construction will be completed in fall 2019.

Teranorth Construction & Engineering Limited was awarded the contract valued at $5,951,000.

Improvements to the intersection will Include the installation of permanent traffic signals, pavement rehabilitation, including lowering the profile west of the intersection, and drainage improvements.

“It’s so gratifying to be part of a government that is making Northern Ontario’s transportation needs, and the safety of Northern roads, a priority,” Fedeli concluded.


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