Southern and Northern Highways Programs

The Southern Highways Program (SHP) and Northern Highways Program (NHP) are annually published, five-year investment plans for highway construction in southern and northern Ontario.


Southern Highways Program

The Southern Highways Program (SHP) is an annually published five-year investment plan in highway construction for Southern Ontario.

On request, we can arrange for an accessible format of these publications. Please send your request through the Contact Us page on the Ministry of Transportation website.


Northern Highways Program

The Northern Highways Program (NHP) is an annually published five-year investment plan in highway construction for Northern Ontario.

On request, we can arrange for an accessible format of these publications. Please send your request through the Contact Us page on the Ministry of Transportation website.


Update on Highway 69 from Ontario Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca

March 6, 2015

The four-laning of Highway 69 is extremely important project to the Province of Ontario and to the Government of Ontario. We have invested over $700 million in the work that has already taken place. The funding for the remainder of the investment is in our capital plan and from the Premier to MPP Glenn Thibeault and to myself, we know how important this project is to the region from a road and highway safety perspective and also from the perspective of this particular part of the province's economy.

We have about 50 kilometres of the project completed so far, about 20 kilometres currently in progress or under construction. Of those 20 under construction, 9 kilometres will be paved and in service this summer, the remaining 11 kilometres will be paved and in service in 2016. In addition, we will be putting out to tender later this spring the contract for the CN Rail re-alignment that will permit us to build down to Highway 522. So there is tremendous progress that has been taking place.

I have said before that I am an optimistic person by nature and wanted very much to see the project's completion by 2017. Publically, I know there have been some concerns, and internally, I had been advised there may be some challenges but I remained optimistic because conversations were going well and we were working towards some important milestones. After proper due diligence, we now know for sure there will be some delays.

We have done additional due diligence, and we continue to have very strong conversations with many of our partners, including First Nations and, based on that due diligence, and those conversations and the work that will continue, we are now looking at project completion targets of 2019 through 2021.

We have sent out a letter to the Mayor of Sudbury, Mayor Bigger, and members of council to provide them with that update. We will continue to have productive conversations with our First Nations partners. We will continue to ensure we have the federal approvals required through that process and we will get the job completed.


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