Highway 28 Through Burleigh Falls Being Improved

    McGuinty Government Keeping Drivers Safe

    TORONTO, May 8 /CNW/ -


    Ontario is upgrading Highway 28 from Young's Point Road to Burleigh Falls
to increase safety along the well-travelled route for local, commercial and
tourist traffic.

    Work includes improvements to seven intersections:

    -   North School Road
    -   Clear Lake Road
    -   Whites Road/Sandy Point Road
    -   Kawartha Park Road/Smith 15th Line
    -   Juniper Point Road
    -   Old Burleigh Road South
    -   Old Burleigh Road North

    The $6.9-million contract was awarded to Miller Paving Limited of
Markham. Construction along the 8.6 kilometres should be complete by fall
2009. Single lane closures with flagging operations may cause traffic delays.
Two lanes of traffic will be restored at the end of each day and during all
holidays and weekends. Drivers are reminded that speeding fines are doubled in
construction zones.


    "Highway 28 carries families, goods and visitors to our neck of the
woods. Making sure travel is safe and convenient is a top priority," said
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Rick Johnson

    "When we improve our infrastructure, we are investing in our future and
creating jobs today," said Transportation Minister Jim Bradley


    -   Approximately 6,800 vehicles use this section of Highway 28 daily

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


    Read the Ontario government's highway investment plan for Southern
    Ontario (http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=569fba10582bf30).

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

    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.

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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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