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SPECIAL ALERT !
HIGHWAY 7/8 CONSTRUCTION
The Ministry of Transportation has started work on the widening of Highway 7/8 eastbound between Fischer-Hallman Road and Courtland Avenue. This work is part of the Ministry's long-term plan to complete the widening of the highway by 2015. Westbound lanes aren't affected this year, but lanes will be reduced and ramps closed on Fischer-Hallman at Highway 7/8 to allow for the construction of new on and off ramps.
Road signs and regular updates through social media and the news media will also be used to remind drivers that they can help reduce delays for everyone by following a few simple tips:
Avoid rush hour travel - Travel before or after the rush to get to and from work if you can, or take alternate routes and save non-essential travel for the less busy times of the day. This will help reduce the overall volume of traffic trying to squeeze through the reduced lanes in the construction areas.
- Visit TravelWiseCommute.ca
and sign up to find a carpool buddy. Even if you need your car during the day, you can always find a carpool buddy who doesn't and just needs the ride to and from work. You'll not only help reduce traffic, you can also save money on gas and parking costs too.
- Go to grt.ca
and check out the schedule for the new 201-iXpress route along Fischer-Hallman, or any of the other GRT routes that can get you to your destination. The bus needs to use the road too, but if more people take transit and leave their cars behind, there will be less traffic building up in construction areas.
Real-time construction updates are available through the MTO website at www.highway7-8.com.
For more information on construction, travel and commuting options, follow the Region on twitter @RegionWaterloo and facebook.com/regionwaterloo.
To find more information about how you can change the way you travel around Waterloo Region, visit our cycling, walking, carpooling and transit pages.