Hawkesbury Bridge On Highway 34 To Be Repaired



    McGuinty Government Keeping Ontario's Bridges Safe

    TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Ontario is repairing the Hawkesbury Bridge on Highway 34 as part of its
commitment to keep bridges safe across the province.
    The $1.2-million construction contract was awarded to the Ganawa Company
Limited of Ajax and Clearwater Structures Incorporated of Waterdown. Work is
expected to be complete by fall 2009. During construction, traffic impacts on
Highway 34 will be minimal. Traffic on County Road 17 will be directed by a
flag-person
(http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/constructionzone.shtml).

    QUOTES

    "By keeping the province's highways, roads and bridges safe and reliable,
the McGuinty government is improving road safety, generating construction jobs
and encouraging economic growth," said Transportation Minister Jim Bradley
(http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/minister.shtml).

    "These repairs are a welcome announcement for Hawkesbury area residents,
visitors and businesses. Keeping this bridge in top condition will improve
road safety for the more than
    12,000 drivers who use it every day," Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP
Jean-Marc Lalonde
(http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/team/biography.asp?MPPID=28&Lang=EN).

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -  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.

    -  The McGuinty government has committed approximately $12 billion in
       highways, roads and bridges and invested $7.4 billion in public
       transit since 2003.

    LEARN MORE

    Read the Ontario government's five-year investment plan for highway
construction (http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=8ecea3a0d51eaa7) in Southern
Ontario.

    Get up-to-date road condition information
(http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/conditions/index.shtml) 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.

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

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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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