FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Nov. 18, 2015
CAYUGA – Construction has resumed on the Highway 3 Cayuga bridge replacement today.
The first construction stoppage due to protestors was in November 2014. Work resumed for a short while and then ground to a halt for good when the protestors returned a year ago in December.
Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett has raised the issue several times over the last year through Order Paper questions, a letter to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and through numerous questions in the Ontario Legislature.
“It’s good this issue is being resolved,” Barrett said. “It’s sad the people of Haldimand and users of the highway were held hostage over the past year while the government tried to figure this out. I would like to know how much this cost the people of Ontario.”
According to the Ministry of Transportation, the first order of business on the bridge is protecting it for coming winter weather. That is expected to take six weeks. The next phase will take six to seven months and will include rehabilitating the existing bridge piers and building new abutments. The final phase will include moving the bridge from its temporary position into a permanent position and is expected to take three months.
For immediate release, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]