The West Lorne service centre is officially open and the truck parking spaces have been widened since Truck News reported the width of the parking spaces was inadequate.
TORONTO, Ont. — The first of Ontario’s new ONroute service centres are now fully opened and truck parking has been improved at West Lorne.
Host Kilmer Service Centres officially opened seven of the revamped service centres Oct. 1, including: Tilbury North; Tilbury South; Morrisburg; Trenton North; Dutton; West Lorne; and Bainsville.
Also, Trucknews.com readers have reported the embarrassing truck parking situation at West Lorne has been improved, with lines repainted to accommodate the actual space requirements of tractor-trailers.
“Redeveloping our highway service centres is part of the McGuinty government’s Open Ontario plan to invest in our infrastructure and create opportunities for Ontario families. These state-of-the art service centres will serve motorists better and help showcase our province in a positive way,” said Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Minister of Transportation in a news release.
Restaurants at the newly-opened service centres include: Tim Horton’s; A&W; Coldstone Creamery; KFC; Burger King; and Taco Bell. The sites also include a store called The Market, which features “an outstanding selection of fresh gourmet foods to go as well as newspapers, maps and magazines.”
The Tilbury South and Bainsville ONroute centres also feature a staffed information centre.
“We are proud to open these centres on time and with full services as promised,” said HostKilmer representatives Ken Tanenbaum, EVP, Kilmer Group, and HMSHost vice-president, Michael Jones. “We appreciate the patience of Ontario travellers during the construction period, and we’re confident they will agree that these clean, comfortable and state-of-the-art travel centres are places worth celebrating.”
For an update on the progress developers are making at the remaining sites, visit www.onroute.ca.
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