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Posted August 18 , 2010
Road Construction

Improving Highway 85 in the Waterloo Region

Ontario Government Improving Road Safety

Waterloo Region - Ramps are being repaved along Highway 85 near Waterloo to improve traffic flow and driver safety.

Construction is already underway on the ramps at Bridgeport Road, University Avenue and King Street interchanges. This work will create approximately 14 construction jobs and is expected to be completed late September 2010.

During construction, drivers may experience minor traffic delays due to nightly, single lane restrictions.

Investing in local roads and bridges is part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and improve Ontario’s infrastructure.

“Work along this important highway will improve movement of goods and drivers in and around our communities.”
- John Milloy, MPP Kitchener Centre

“We’re working to fix up the roads that connect our communities because families and goods need to get to where they’re going quickly and efficiently – it’s good for families, and it’s good for the economy."

- Leeanna Pendergast, MPP Kitchener—Conestoga

“As a part of the Open Ontario plan, our investments made in our highways will improve driver safety and bolster the economy, while creating jobs.”

- Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation


* As part of Open Ontario, the Province plans to invest over $32 billion in infrastructure to strengthen the economy. This is creating and sustaining over 300,000 jobs.

* This $1.753-million project has been awarded to Steed & Evans Limited of St. Clements, Ontario.

* Drivers are reminded to lower speeds and watch for road crews.

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