Update June 27″

The Highway has now been re-opened fully – expect delays as temporary lights have been installed for one lane traffic.

THUNDER BAY — The Ministry of Transportation advises the motoring public that Highway 17 is fully closed at Jackfish River Bridge which is currently under construction. Jackfish River Bridge is located on Highway 17, approximately 13 kilometres east of Nipigon.

Motorists may utilize Highway 11 and Highway 631 as an alternate route between Nipigon and White River. The duration of the closure is unknown at this time. A notice will be issued once more information is available.

This closure is required to ensure the safety of road users and construction workers while necessary bridge repairs are completed. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to complete the repairs as soon as possible.

For the latest information on highway closures, the public can call 511, MTO’s Road Information Line or check www.ontario.ca/511.