Highway 401 To Be Repaired Near Morrisburg



    McGuinty Government Committed To Driver Safety

    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Ontario will repair 20 kilometres of Highway 401's westbound lanes from
Carman Road easterly to Upper Canada Road this fall near Morrisburg.
    The $7.1-million contract was awarded to R.W. Tomlinson Limited of
Ottawa. The construction work includes: repaving and adding rumble strips and
fully paved shoulders to improve highway safety. Drivers will experience minor
delays during construction when the westbound lanes are reduced to one lane.
Motorists will be forewarned of lane closures by advanced signing.

    QUOTES

    "We are investing in our highways to keep people and goods moving. These
improvements support our economy and keep drivers safe," said Minister of
Transportation Jim Bradley
(http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/minister.htm).

    "Highway 401 is one of the busiest highways in Ontario and an important
connection to our community. It is important to keep this stretch of highway
in good repair," said Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim Brownell
(http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=165ac8076b8d255).

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -   This stretch of highway was built in 1967 and more than 21,000
        drivers use it each day.

    -   Since 2003, the McGuinty government has committed $9 billion in
        highways, roads and bridges and invested $7.4 billion in public
        transit.
    

    LEARN MORE

    Read the Ontario government's five-year investment plan in highway
construction 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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