Highway 6 Improvements Underway

    Intersection Changes To Keep Traffic Moving

    WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is
upgrading Highway 6 between Guelph and Fergus to improve safety and traffic
flow, Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield announced today.
    "Providing communities such as Guelph and Fergus with the highway
infrastructure they need will help them grow and prosper," said Cansfield.
"The more accessible this area becomes, the more attractive it will be to jobs
and investment."

    Improvements to Highway 6 include:

    -   Adding turning lanes at Wellington Road 51 and Nichol Township
        Road 2/3 to improve intersection safety
    -   Replacing the existing Commercial Vehicle Inspection Station with a
        new, upgraded facility south of Nichol 4th Line to make it easier
        to inspect trucks.

    The $2.7-million contract was awarded to Capital Paving Incorporated of
Guelph and should be complete by this fall. Construction on Highway 6 will
take place during the day and drivers will occasionally have to share a single
lane as directed by a flag person.
    "This work is great news for our area," added Guelph-Wellington MPP
Liz Sandals. "More than 10,000 drivers depend on this stretch of Highway 6
every day. Moving people and goods safely and efficiently is a priority for
this government."
    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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