Minister's Statement on Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway
Today, Glen Murray, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Infrastructure, issued the following statement on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor:
"I have become aware of an issue regarding some of the girders on the Rt. Hon Herb Gray Parkway.
This is of great concern to me.
Further installation of the girders in question has ceased. Other work on the project continues.
I will be asking independent experts to look into the situation and advise the government within 30 days on the safety and durability of these girders, and to make recommendations.
The girders in question will be removed unless the safety and durability can be assured and any compliance concerns are addressed.
Moving forward, I am working with the Ministries of Infrastructure and Transportation and Infrastructure Ontario management teams to review the administration of this contract and ensure the project company will fully comply with the contract and with the safety codes and standards.
I will also work with officials in reviewing how this contract was administered and to ensure we have a better process in place in the future.
The safety of Ontario's infrastructure is our top priority and we will ensure that the safety of the parkway is not compromised.
Windsor, and the whole Ontario economy, needs this project, which is creating jobs and will move goods and people quickly across the border."