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News Release: Eves government invests in Highway 6 improvements to fuel economy in Flamborough area

For Immediate Release
August 30, 2002

Eves government invests in Highway 6 improvements to fuel economy in Flamborough area

FLAMBOROUGH — In a move that will boost the local economy, the Ernie Eves government is investing $6.5 million to reconstruct Highway 6 in the Flamborough area, Transportation Minister Norm Sterling, Burlington MPP Cam Jackson and Stoney Creek MPP Brad Clark announced today.

"This project will improve traffic flow and safety in this growing community," Sterling said. "The Ontario government is committed to supporting economic development that will strengthen our quality of life."

The contract was awarded to Dufferin Construction Company of Oakville. The project involves the reconstruction of eight kilometres of Highway 6 from Concession Road 6 to one kilometre north of Regional Road 97. The project also includes a new continuous-centre, left-turn lane and upgraded lighting at all major intersections.

"As the new City of Hamilton continues to grow, we need a first-class highway infrastructure to help relieve major municipal arterial roads," said Jackson. "When completed, this work will provide a higher level of service and safety for motorists."

Construction is scheduled to be underway this month with completion by fall 2003.

Due to the nature of the work, lane closures will be required periodically during off-peak hours. A single lane in each direction will remain open during the closure.

"The Highway 6 project will benefit area businesses and residents alike," said Clark. "This government is committed to keeping people and goods moving safely and efficiently in Ontario."

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 more than $6.5 billion in highway capital programs.

For the most up-to-date information on highway construction and road conditions in the region, call the Ministry of Transportation's central Ontario road information line, toll-free, at 1-888-599-9090.