Ontario government improves bridge in Leeds-Grenville

    Highway 2 Bridge At The Thousand Islands Parkway To Be Repaired

    LEEDS-GRENVILLE, ON, June 13 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is improving
Ontario's infrastructure by repairing the Highway 2 bridge at the Thousand
Islands Parkway near Gananoque, Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MPP
Leona Dombrowsky announced today on behalf of Transportation Minister Donna
    "The McGuinty government has committed to improving infrastructure in
rural Ontario," said Dombrowsky. "This bridge is another great example of how
our government is investing in Eastern Ontario communities."
    The $1.9 million contract to repair and repave the bridge was awarded to
Cruickshank Construction Limited of Morrisburg and should be complete by this
fall. During construction one lane of traffic in each direction will be
maintained at all times.
    "More than 4,800 drivers depend on this bridge every day to get them to
their homes, jobs and local businesses," added Dombrowsky. "Our government
understands the importance of this bridge to the community and is taking
action to keep it in excellent condition."
    Since 2003, the McGuinty government has committed $6.3 billion to expand
or repair highways, roads and bridges across Ontario.
    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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