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KITCHENER - The award of a $924,035 contract to upgrade the Highway 7 / Regional Road 30 intersection was announced today by Transportation Minister David Turnbull and Waterloo-Wellington MPP Ted Arnott.
"In an increasingly global economy, good highways truly are roads to prosperity," said Turnbull. "The Ontario government continues to invest in safe and efficient highways to support jobs and growth across Ontario."
The contract was awarded to Steed & Evans Limited of Kitchener. The project includes construction of new left-turn lanes at all four intersections; right-turn deceleration lanes on Highway 7 eastbound and westbound; two centre-lane truck turning lanes on Highway 7 and upgraded lighting and traffic signals.
"Commuters, local businesses and residents will appreciate the higher level of safety when this busy intersection is upgraded," said Arnott. "This project reflects the government's commitment to a first-class highway system serving the Kitchener-Waterloo area."
Work is scheduled to start in mid-July, with completion in mid-September.
This investment is part of the government's five-year, $20 billion SuperBuild initiative designed to build for the future by improving capital planning, priority setting and investment. The government's goal is to make the entire capital investment process more strategic, more responsive and more accountable. SuperBuild will facilitate the largest infrastructure building program in Ontario's history, so that the province's infrastructure is ready to meet the future needs of Ontario's people.