It can be frustrating. Drivers have been waiting patiently for construction to begin on twinning the highway, including Tory nominee Greg Rickford.
"They've announced highway twinning out near Nipigon, but we haven't seen it here. In fact, we've been told it's a no-go for now," he told voters in Kenora Thursday.
Voting day for the provincial election is just over two weeks away now.
Rickford was challenged on the issue by Liberal candidate Karen Kejick. As a band councillor for Shoal Lake 39, she said she was familiar with the issue.
"Being involved and looking at some of the agreements, the relationships and how important it is to have a really good relationship and understand the safety that's involved," she said, during the all-candidates' meeting.
Kejick said Rickford had been absent on key issues while serving as MP, including Freedom Road and the Experimental Lakes.
The former cabinet minister listed a series of projects completed, including help for Domtar in Dryden, the airport in Sioux Lookout, downtown revitalization in Kenora.