For Immediate Release
May 17, 2002
HALTON HILLS — A $5.1 million project to complete Highway 7 improvements between Acton and Georgetown was announced today by Transportation Minister Norm Sterling and Halton MPP Ted Chudleigh.
"Our government's record investment in highway infrastructure is fueling economic growth throughout Ontario," Sterling said. "When completed, this project will improve traffic flow and enhance road safety."
The contract was awarded to Graham Bros. Construction Limited of Brampton. The project involves widening of Highway 7 from two to four lanes between the north and south junctions with Trafalgar Road. Upgraded lighting will be installed at both the Limehouse Road (Regional Road 43) and Trafalgar Road South intersections. New permanent traffic signals will also be installed at Trafalgar Road South.
"The government is committed to keeping people and goods moving smoothly in Ontario," Chudleigh said. "This work will ensure the long-term reliability of the highway and increase the safety of drivers."
Work is scheduled to start this spring, with completion scheduled for fall 2002.
Due to the nature of the work, one lane both ways will be maintained throughout construction, with temporary lane closures during off-peak hours.
This investment is part of the government's five-year, $20-billion SuperBuild initiative designed to facilitate the largest infrastructure-building program in Ontario's history. Since 1995, the Ontario government has invested about $6.5 billion in highway capital projects.