For Immediate Release
August 25, 2000
WELLAND - The award of a $654,500 project to upgrade the Woodlawn Road/River Road intersection was announced today by Transportation Minister David Turnbull.
"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 Stephens and Rankin Incorporated of St. Catharines. The project is for widening and construction of east and westbound turn lanes at the Woodlawn Road/River Road intersection. Work also includes widening of the south side of River Road to accommodate a northbound left turn lane and installation of permanent traffic signals at the intersection.
"This work reflects the government's commitment to ensure safe and efficient roadways for Welland and area drivers," said Turnbull.
Work is under way, with completion scheduled for late September.
This investment is part of the government's five-year, $20-billion SuperBuild initiative. The program is 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 Ontarians.