Ontario Government Repairs Highway 132



    New Pavement And Left-Turn Lane

    RENFREW, ON, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - The Ontario government is repaving and
adding a left-turn lane on Highway 132 to improve safety and driving
conditions, Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield announced today.
    "We want Highway 132 to be in a good state of repair for people in the
Township of Admaston/Bromley and the Town of Renfrew," said Cansfield. "Better
roads build stronger communities."

    
    Improvements include:

    -   Repaving the highway for 4.2 kilometres from County Road 5 in the
        Township of Admaston/Bromley to the Town of Renfrew for a smoother
        drive
    -   Adding a new left-turn lane on Highway 132 at County Road 5 to
        improve traffic flow
    -   Replacing or repairing several culverts to provide better drainage.
    

    The government awarded the $2.6-million contract to Bonnechere Excavating
Incorporated of Renfrew. Work should be completed by this fall. During
construction, Highway 132 will occasionally be reduced to a single lane and
will have a gravel surface for up to 11 days.
    "This section of highway hasn't had major repairs since 1986," added
Cansfield. "Once this work is complete, Highway 132 will be a better road for
residents and visitors using it daily."
    Since 2003, the McGuinty government has committed $6.3 billion to
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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