Highway 115 Improvements Coming

    McGuinty Government Keeping Bridges And Highways In Good Repair

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ -


    Ontario will begin improvements to 23 kilometres of Highway 115 south of
Peterborough this fall. Starting at two kilometres south of County Road 20,
construction work will include repaving the driving lanes, paving the
shoulders and installing rumble strips. Paving the shoulders and adding rumble
strips will increase highway safety.
    The roadway surface repairs between Tapley Quarter Line and County Road
10 will take place throughout the week and continue on weekends -- making the
project quicker -- but will not be taking place on long weekends. Drivers may
experience delays from single lane closures.
    The $2-million construction contract was awarded to Miller Paving Limited
of Markham. The project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2008.


    "This popular recreational route will be safer for travelers as a result
of this project. Moving people and goods on Ontario's highways safely and
efficiently makes our economy stronger," said Transportation Minister
Jim Bradley (http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/minister.htm).
    "When we invest in highways, we are investing in business -- helping
products reach their destinations more efficiently," said Peterborough MPP
Jeff Leal (http://www.jeffleal.onmpp.ca/).


    -   Approximately 18,300 vehicles travel Highway 115 every day.

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


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