Cornwall ON – Three new bridges in Cornwall will help ensure long-term safety, create about 216 jobs and support the environment.
The work includes:
§ Removing and rebuilding the eastbound and westbound Highway 401 bridges over the CNR line, east of Boundary Road at Cornwall
§ Building a new bridge over Highway 401 at Boundary Road, replacing the existing one.
For the first time in Ontario, tires will be recycled for use as embankment fill for the Boundary Road bridge over the 401. This will help recycle 400,000 tires, keeping them out of landfills.
Construction started in the fall and is expected to be completed in September 2014.
“This is good news for the residents, visitors and businesses of Cornwall. We want to ensure we keep our roads and infrastructure safe and strong and to provide jobs to our community.”- Jim Brownell, MPP, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry
§ As part of the Open Ontario Plan, the Province plans to invest over $32 billion in infrastructure to strengthen the economy. This is creating and sustaining over 300,000 jobs.
§ The Boundary Road bridge at Highway 401 carries about 1,000 trucks per day.
§ The $26.8-million contract was awarded to AECON Group Inc.
See up-to-date information on road conditions and construction projects on major highways online or call the ministry’s road information line at 416-235-4686, toll-free at 1-800-268-4686.
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