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Ontario government improving highway numbering

TORONTO, Ont. -- To make highway navigation simpler for motorists, the Ontario government will renumber portions of...


TORONTO, Ont. — To make highway navigation simpler for motorists, the Ontario government will renumber portions of six provincial highways.

“An efficient transportation system is crucial to Ontario’s continuing
growth and economic prosperity. We are committed to making travel safe,
reliable and convenient for drivers,” says Minister of Transportation Brad Clark.

Ontario is working with municipalities and other stakeholders to determine how best to achieve this goal.

The six provincial highways to be renumbered are:
– Highway 86 in Waterloo;
– Highways 11, 11B and 65 through New Liskeard, Haileybury and Cobalt;
– Highways 7A, 28 and 134 in Peterborough;
– Highways 89 and 23 in Wellington County;
– Highways 118 and 121 in Haliburton area; and
– Highway 67 in Iroquois Falls.

In addition, the province will install Highway 403 symbols, next to the
Queen Elizabeth Way symbols, on the QEW in Oakville and Burlington. This
“overlap”, signing will connect the separate sections of Highway 403 in
northeast Oakville and west Burlington. The signs will be installed in 2002.

Notice of the six highway-numbering changes will be posted on the affected highways in the spring of 2002. To give the public time to adjust to the changes, the new numbers will not be installed until spring 2003; former
signs will be left in place until spring 2004. The 2004 Ontario Road Map will
reflect the new highway numbers.


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