Mayor and Senior Staff Attend Ontario Good Roads Conference

Feb 24, 2015

For immediate release
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 

Mayor and Senior Staff Attend Ontario Good Roads Conference

Over the past two days, Mayor Brian Bigger and representatives from the City of Greater Sudbury attended the Ontario Good Roads Association/Rural Ontario Municipal Association (OGRA/ROMA) Combined Conference where they met with Provincial Cabinet Ministers to discuss ongoing projects involving the City of Greater Sudbury. The City had several positive meetings with various Cabinet Ministers, which included:

Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines
Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Items discussed included the four-laning of Highway 69, a discussion about winter maintenance on surrounding highways, and an update on the Maley Drive Extension Project.

“It is vital that the City of Greater Sudbury build excellent working relationships with the province of Ontario. We continue to have positive conversations, and look forward to continuing these good relationships to move our community forward”, said Brian Bigger, Mayor of Greater Sudbury. “We were pleased to speak about a number of road-related topics, including providing an update on the Maley Drive Extension, a foundational piece of infrastructure that will position our city for growth in the future.” 

The Maley Drive extension supports the City’s strategic priorities for growth that include economic, regional and environmental benefits. The City account currently holds $10.5 million in funding for the project, and based on existing budget allocations, will see the project fully paid in under five years of completion. The City is extremely appreciative that the provincial government has submitted this project for consideration by the federal government, which, if approved, would see each level of government commit $26.7 million for phase one. Both the City and the Province continue to recognize this project as a strategic priority.

For more information on the Maley Drive Extension project, please see the attached information sheet or visit