Province repairing Highway 60 near Golden Lake



    McGuinty Government Keeping Roads In Top Condition

    TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Ontario will repair 8 kilometres of Highway 60 from east of McMillan Road
to County Road 30, near Golden Lake.
    Work includes road resurfacing, replacing 14 culverts and installing a
new guiderail. The $2.9-million construction contract was awarded to Aecon
Construction and Materials Limited of Toronto. Work is expected to be complete
by fall 2009.
    Drivers may experience minor delay as Highway 60 is periodically reduced
to a single lane. Traffic will be directed by flag
persons(http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/constructionzone.shtml)
during lane reductions. Drivers are reminded that speeding fines are doubled
in construction zones.

    QUOTES

    "Road safety is a top priority for the McGuinty government. Our
investment in Highway 60 repairs will contribute to safer driving in the
Pembroke-Renfrew region."
    - Jim Bradley, Minister of
Transportation(http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/minister.shtml).

    "Every investment in highway infrastructure makes Ontario stronger. This
project will create jobs and help ensure that goods, tourists and residents
remain safe on our roads."
    - Jim Watson, Ottawa West-Nepean MPP
(http://jimwatsonmpp.ca/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1).

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -   Each day, approximately 2800 drivers use this section of Highway 60.

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

    -   For every one million dollars invested in Ontario's infrastructure
        nine direct and indirect jobs are generated.
    

    LEARN MORE

    Read the Ontario government's five-year investment plan for highway
construction (http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=59e0c3b4c52d548) in Southern
Ontario.
    Get up-to-date road condition
information(http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/trip/) 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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