Highway 41 Repairs Improve Road Safety

    New Pavement, Wider Driving Lanes And Road Shoulders

    ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS, ON, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is
repaving Highway 41 to improve safety and driving conditions, Transportation
Minister Donna Cansfield announced today.
    "This government recognizes that keeping Highway 41 in good condition is
important to the residents and businesses who use this stretch of highway
every day," said Cansfield. "These repairs will improve driving conditions and
make it safer for people to pull over to the shoulder."
    This work includes repaving 11.3 kilometres of road on Highway 41 from
the Bon Echo Bridge to Machesney Lake Road, replacing or repairing culverts
and widening driving lanes and road shoulders to improve pavement conditions
and driver safety.
    The $6.2-million contract was awarded to Cruickshank Construction Limited
of Morrisburg and should be complete by summer 2008. During construction,
drivers will occasionally have to share a single lane, during the day, as
directed by a flag person and may have to travel on a gravel surface for short
periods of time.
    "This project is good news for my constituents," added
Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox-Addington MPP Leona Dombrowsky. "Our continuing
prosperity and businesses development depends on a safe and efficient highway
    Since 2003, the McGuinty government has committed $6.3 billion in
highways, roads and bridges and invested $4.9 billion in public transit,
including over $1.8 billion in GO Transit.
    For up-to-date road condition information on major highways in the area,
visit www.roadinfo.mto.gov.on.ca or 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: Media Contacts: Jamie Rilett, Minister's
Office, (416) 327-9134; Bob Nichols, Communications Branch, (416) 327-1158;
Public Inquiries: (416) 235-4686 (GTA), 1-800-268-4686 toll free,
1-866-471-8929 TTY

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