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Highway 23 resurfacing will mean rough road this fall

LISTOWEL - Local residents will have to put up with a bumpy ride this fall for a better highway.

The province is resurfacing Highway 23 from the northern limits of Listowel to the junction of Perth Road 93 and Wellington County Road 123, west of Palmerston.

The improvements to that sec­tion of Highway 23 will pro­vide a smoother, safer ride.

“In rural Ontario we rely on our roads. The improvements made to Highway 23 will improve road safety and benefit local residents, area businesses and visitors,” said John Wilkinson, MPP for Perth-Wellington.

He added, “This project will create approximately 20 direct and indirect jobs, in turn providing a boost for the local economy.”

Minto Mayor David Anderson said, “This resurfacing will enhance travel be­tween our municipalities and benefit the residents of both Perth County and Minto.

“It will also enhance the economic development of our municipality.”

The $2.5-million contract was awarded to Cox Con­struction Limited, of Guelph.

Work is expected to be complete by this fall.

During construction, motor­ists may experience minor daytime delays. However, driving lanes will be opened to drivers in the evenings.

Speeding fines are doubled in construction zones.

Ontario is spending $2.4-billion this year in highway construction in Ontario.

Since 2003, the provincial government has committed $12-billion for highways, roads and bridges, and another $7.4- billion for public transit.


Vol 42 Issue 33


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