Fixing Highway 37 CNR Bridge



    McGuinty Government Keeping Bridges And Highways In Top Condition

    TORONTO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Ontario is repairing the Highway 37 Canadian National Railway Bridge
located two kilometres north of Highway 401 outside of Belleville this fall.
    Drivers will experience minor delays as traffic is reduced to one lane
controlled by temporary traffic signals.
    The $977,000 construction contract was awarded to Miller Paving Limited
of Markham and is expected to be complete this fall.

    QUOTES

    "The McGuinty government will continue to support Hastings County's
economy by investing in infrastructure - creating jobs and keeping our roads
and bridges in good repair," said Transportation Minister Jim Bradley
(http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/minister.htm).

    "Belleville area residents and commuters who travel on Highway 37 will be
safer as a result of this project," said Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Leona
Dombrowsky (http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/about/about.html).

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -   Approximately 8,700 vehicles travel this section of Highway 37
        every day.

    -   The province's $400-million Municipal Roads and Bridges Fund -
        announced in the 2008 Ontario Budget - is helping municipalities
        invest in critical projects across the province.

    LEARN MORE

    Read the Ontario government's five-year highway investment plan for
Southern Ontario (http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/nhp2007/index.html).

    Visit great Ontario travel destinations (http://www.ontariotravel.net/).

    Get up-to-date road condition information
(http://www.roadinfo.mto.gov.on.ca/) on major highways in the area. You can
also call the ministry's road information line at 416-235-4686, or toll-free
at 1-800-268-4686.

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For further information:

For further information: Nicole Lippa-Gasparro, Minister's Office, (416)
327-1815; Bob Nichols, Communications Branch, (416) 327-1158

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