Ontario Keeping People Moving in Grey County
Highway 6 Improvements Now Complete
Drivers from Grey County and those passing through the area, will now benefit from improvements to Highway 6 that will help keep traffic moving.
Daiene Vernile, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, was in Mount Forest today to mark the completion of the highway upgrades.
The completed work includes a repaved surface and improved drainage on 12.4 kilometres of Highway 6 from Mount Forest to the north junction of Grey County Road 9, in the Township of Southgate and the Municipality of West Grey. These improvements will ensure a smooth driving surface for travellers.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Improving roads to keep people moving is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
- The work began in July 2016 and is now complete.
- The contractor for this project is Cox Construction Company.
- The tender value of the project is $7.85 million.
- The average daily traffic for this section of Highway 6 is approximately 6,250 vehicles per day.
- Ontario is committing over $2.5 billion to repair and expand provincial highways and bridges across the province this year.
“Over the last decade, Ontario has been improving Highway 6 in Wellington, Grey, and Bruce counties in an effort to build a safe and efficient transportation network – one that is crucial to prosperity and quality of life. With this newly completed section north of Mount Forest, our work of making travel easier for families and businesses is nearly done. We remain committed to keeping this important corridor in good condition so Ontario drivers and goods can get to their destinations safely and smoothly.”
“The completion of these improvements to this section of Highway 6 marks a smoother drive for people who live here and those who travel through the area. We’re making the investments needed to allow more seamless transportation right across the province.”