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Highway 6 construction work slated between Arthur and Mount Forest

WELLINGTON NORTH - Wellington North - It could be a bumpy ride this summer - and possibly well into next year - for drivers travelling between Arthur and Mount Forest.

On April 18, the Ministry of Transportation announced road work on Highway 6 in between the two communities.

Im­prove­ments are intended to reduce traffic congestion, enhance safe­ty and keep the infrastructure in top form.

The work includes:

- widening lanes and shoulders along Highway 6;

- adding new curbs and sidewalks through Kenilworth;

- replacing the Farley’s Creek bridge and Four Mile Creek bridge, and repairing the Smokey Creek bridge and Mitchell’s Creek bridge;

- adding new northbound and southbound passing lanes near Sideroad 8 and south of Mount Forest respectively; and

- planting more than 270 coniferous tree hedges to re­duce the effects of blowing snow on the highway.

Cox Construction Limited, of Guelph, was awarded the $19.6-million construction con­tract and the work is expected to be completed by fall of 2009.

During construction, drivers on Highway 6 will occasionally be required to share a single lane as directed by temporary traffic lights or a flagman during the day.

More than 5,400 vehicles use the highway every day. Once improved, officials hope  the highway will not need im­provements for another 15 to 20 years.

 

Vol 41 Issue 17

 
 

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