TORONTO, Ont. -- The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it has been assured by the Ministry of Transportation that no LCV-approved interchanges in Ontario will be modified in such a way that they will no longer allow LCV traffic following reconstruction.
Truck News and Trucknews.com recently reported on concerns raised by Roy Monk, president of RAM Consulting, who said changes made to the Hwy. 401/10 interchange would require another $20,000 engineering study to be paid for by industry once completed. He also raised doubts that the reconstructed interchange would be LCV-friendly and said the front-line on-site supervisors didn’t even know what an LCV was when he visited the work site.
Monk asserts the MTO and its highway construction division “hasn’t built (the 401/10 interchange) correctly,” and still feels a second engineering assessment will be required when work there is concluded.
However, OTA official Geoff Wood said in an interview with Trucknews.com today that any LCV-approved route will remain that way. He said carriers shouldn’t be concerned that routes into their facilities or delivery points will be taken out of spec’ during reconstruction.