MTO to Begin Detail Design and Enviro Study for Hwy 66


The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has begun a Detail Design and Class Environmental Study for Highway 66 from 10.6 km east of Highway 624 easterly 3.4 km at Virginiatown. Key features include:

  • Relocation of Highway 66 (2lanes) to the north of North Virginiatown, with a reconnection to Highway 66 west of Kearns
  • Direct connection from new Highway 66 to the existing Highway 66. The existing Webster Street intersection will be maintained
  • Closure of the existing Highway 66 from Kerr Mine Road to approximately 500 m east of 30th Street
  • Two new intersections with the new Highway 66 at 27th Street and 27th Avenue
  • Minor relocation of the access to Cheminis Lodge
  • Closure of 25th Street, 27th Street and 30th Street at the existing Highway 66
  • Retention of the existing municipal pathway along Highway 66 be realigning the pathway along the south side of the ned highway just west of Kearns, including pathway illumination
  • Management of excess contaminated material into berms in designated areas

If you wish to receive more information on this, or to comment, please contact Judith Baldasaro Project Manager (MTO) Northeastern Region (705) 497-963 or by email at:

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