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Ontario government investing in highway infrastructure, creating jobs


June 10, 2009 – The 2009 highway construction
season will create more than 16,000 direct and indirect jobs and expand, repair
and improve highways, roads and bridges across the province, according to today’s
McGuinty government announcement. 

Key
construction projects include:

  • Widening
    Highway 401 between Highway 410 and Hurontario Street in Mississauga
  • Building
    15 kilometres of new Highway Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on the QEW,
    from Guelph Line in Burlington to Burloak Drive
    in Oakville
  • Widening
    Highway 401 from four to six lanes from Windsor to Tilbury as part of the Border
    Infrastructure Fund project
  • Continuing
    the extension of Highway 410 from Mayfield Road to Highway 10 in Brampton and
     Highway 404 from Green
    Lane to Ravenshoe Road
  • Completing
    the first phase of construction on the Highway 406 twinning project in Welland.

The McGuinty government is
investing a record $2.4 billion in 2009 – an increase of 24 percent over last
year.