For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2011
Simcoe – The Ministry of Transportation is scheduling necessary upgrades to Highways 6 and 24 in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties.
Following a series of letters to Ministers of Transportation in recent years Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is hopeful MTO’s contracting of Stantec to do a detail design and Class Environmental Assessment will mean area road rehabilitation will be put on track.
“I’ve written a number of times to a revolving door of MTO Ministers on the conditions of our area highways, and I look forward to getting the wheels rolling towards much-needed improvements,” Barrett noted. “Hopefully the work will help to address area concerns with deteriorating conditions that have been left to degenerate over the years.”
Notice of Study Commencements have been issued by MTO for the rehabilitation of Highway 24 from the Simcoe north to Oakland Road, and Highway 6 between Jarvis and Port Dover.
Anyone looking for further information or to provide comment to the study can contact Project Manager Paul Santos at the MTO London 1-800-265-6072 x 4588.
Proposed improvements being considered include:
• Pavement resurfacing/rehabilitation
• Drainage and culvert improvements
• Possible rehabilitation of the Nanticoke Creek Bridge along Highway 6
• Possible removal of the CNR Overhead N.Y.C Railway bridge
• Review of entrances onto highway 6 and 24
For more information, please contact MPP Toby Barrett at: (416) 325-8404,
(519) 428-0446 or 1-800-903-8629