Vernon Lake Narrows Bridge To Be Replaced



    McGuinty Government Keeps Ontario's Bridges Safe And Reliable

    TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Ontario is replacing the southbound Vernon Lake Narrows Bridge on Highway
11 in Huntsville to improve road safety.
    The $19-million construction contract was awarded to Aecon Construction
and Materials Limited of Toronto and is expected to be complete by fall 2010.
During construction, southbound traffic will be re-routed onto the northbound
bridge with one lane of traffic in each direction. Drivers may experience
minor delays.

    QUOTES

    "The McGuinty government is committed to keeping our roads and bridges in
top condition so they provide safe and reliable service to Ontario families
and businesses. Investing in our infrastructure creates jobs and keeps Ontario
strong," said Transportation Minister Jim Bradley
(http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/minister.htm).

    QUICK FACTS

    
    -   Since 2003, the McGuinty government has committed $9.3-billion to
        build and repair highways, roads and bridges, and has invested
        $6.2-billion in public transit.

    -   More than 7,500 drivers use the southbound Vernon Lake Narrows Bridge
        each 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 investment plan in highway
construction for southern Ontario
(http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/nhp2007/index.html).

    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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