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Highway Improvements Underway in Dufferin, Wellington and Grey Counties

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Highway Improvements Underway in Dufferin, Wellington and Grey Counties

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Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is making improvements to Highway 89 between Mount Forest and Shelburne to improve travel times, create safer driving conditions and support nearly 60 jobs.

Improvements include:

  • fixing and replacing a total of 11 structures, including four bridges and seven culverts, on a 17 kilometre stretch between Mount Forest and Shelburne
  • repaving all bridge and culvert locations and approaches
  • improving South Saugeen River west) bridge, Grand River bridge and Mud Creek bridge

Construction is underway and is targeted for completion in fall 2014.

Improving highways, roads and bridges is part of the Ontario government's plan to invest in infrastructure, one of the three pillars of the government's economic plan for jobs and growth.

Quick Facts

  • The contract was awarded to Looby Construction Ltd.
  • Ontario has 16,900 kilometres of highway and 2,800 bridges.
  • Ontario is investing $2.2 billion in construction this year, creating or sustaining more than 20,000 jobs.

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“Our government is committed to improving Ontario’s infrastructure across the province. These projects will create jobs, strengthen the economy and help keep goods and people moving for years to come.”

Glen Murray

Minister of Transportation and Minister of Infrastructure

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