Toby Barrett news release

SIMCOE – The Minister of Transportation’s office has confirmed details of the delay in the Highway 6 reconstruction.

“The section of Highway 6 between Hagersville and Caledonia was scheduled to be reconstructed two years ago, but due to archeological findings, construction had to be delayed until this spring,” an e-mail from the minister’s office stated. “The ministry is now able to tender a contract to fully reconstruct Highway 6 in this area, and work is expected to begin in spring 2018.”

Despite contacting the Ministry of Transportation numerous times over the past year in regard to this section of Highway 6, this was the first time Barrett had been informed of the real reason for the delay.

The minister’s office also told Barrett the ministry contractor, Carillion, is patching potholes during the night when traffic is slower, but it is not adhering well due to the fluctuating temperatures. He was assured these efforts will continue.

Anyone who suffered damage to their vehicles from the state of the highway can contact the ministry for information at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/vehicles/submit-a-claim.shtml . Do note there is a time limit for damage claims.

Residents who have concerns about the highway can contact Barrett’s office at 905-765-8413 or toby.barrett@pc.ola.org. The minister’s office can also be contacted atminister.mto@ontario.ca . Those who don’t have e-mail can phone the minister’s office at 416-327-9200.