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August 20, 2009

Ontario is spending $23 million to improve Highway 7. From Drummond Line to Highway 28 east of Peterborough the highway will grow from two lanes to five lanes.

According to Daily Commercial News,

“Cruickshank Construction Ltd. of Morrisburg, Ont. won the $13.9 million contract for the widening project and the work is scheduled to be completed by fall 2010. Farther west, the Scugog River Bridge in Kawartha Lakes will be repaired and widened, as will a section of Highway 7 leading to the Scugog River Bridge, preparing it for a four-lane expansion in the future. Toronto-based Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. won the $9 million contract to widen and fix the bridge. The project is expected to be completed by June 2011.”

Although unlikely that Highway 7 will ever be as smooth a ride as the 407 ETR toll highway, it’s nice that the province is at least attempting to make it a little better. They now just need to make some improvements closer to the GTA.

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