Media Advisory - Transportation Minister to mark the innovative overnight replacement of Island Park Bridge



    OTTAWA, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Minister of Transportation Donna Cansfield and
Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely will mark the innovative overnight replacement
of the Island Park Bridge with an event at the construction site on August 11.
    The bridge will be closed to traffic beginning at 8:00 p.m. on August 11,
2007.
    Minister Cansfield and MPP McNeely will officially re-open the bridge on
August 12. Re-opening time to be confirmed at 6:00 a.m., August 12.
    The public can watch the replacement of the bridge at
www.islandparkcamera.com. For safety reasons, the public is discouraged from
attending the site of the bridge while it's being replaced.

    
    REPLACEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT
    ------------------------------
    DATE:        August 11, 2007

    TIME:        8:00 p.m.

    LOCATION:    Island Park Bridge Construction Site

    DIRECTIONS FOR MEDIA ONLY:
        From central Ottawa:
        -   Exit at Carling Avenue, westbound
        -   Go north on Kirkwood Avenue
        -   Turn right on Sebring Avenue
        -   Continue to the end of Sebring and enter Hampton Park lot
        -   Follow footpath eastbound towards Island Park to VIP tent.

    Editor's/Producer's Note: Photo Opportunity

    RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT
    -----------------------------
    DATE:        August 12, 2007

    TIME:        10:00 a.m. (TBC)

    LOCATION:    Island Park Bridge Construction Site

    DIRECTIONS FOR MEDIA ONLY:
        From central Ottawa:
        -   Exit at Carling Avenue, westbound
        -   Continue straight on Carling
        -   Turn left at Westgate mall
        -   Media are to meet at main entrance of mall facing Carling
        -   Media will be shuttled to the top of the Queensway for ribbon
            cutting event.

    Editor's/Producer's Note: Photo Opportunity

    Disponible en français

                              www.mto.gov.on.ca
    




For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Jamie Rilett, Minister's
Office, (416) 327-9134; Bob Nichols, Communications Branch, (416) 327-1158

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