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Notice of opening of a new four-lane highway section of Highway 400

    MACTIER, ON, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - The Ministry of Transportation is planning to
open a new 26-km section of four-lane highway north of MacTier on October 7,
2003. With the opening of this new section, there will be some changes in
highway numbering to ensure continuity of the provincial highway network.

    The following changes will be made to coincide with the opening of the
new highway:

    -  The newly constructed four-lane section from the Moon River northerly
       to Rankin Lake Road will be numbered as Highway 400;
    -  The previously opened four-lane section from Rankin Lake Road
       northerly to Parry Sound will be dual numbered as Highway 400/69;
    -  The existing two-lane section of Highway 69 from the Musquash River
       northerly to the Moon River will also be dual numbered as Highway
       400/69; and
    -  Existing Highway 69 from north of the Moon River northerly will remain
       as Highway 69.

    Signs indicating these changes are scheduled to be in place on or about
October 7 to coincide with the opening of the section of highway. To view map
for specific details, please visit:

    For the most up-to-date information on highway construction and road
conditions in the area, call the Ministry of Transportation's road information
line, toll-free, at 1-877-401-8777.

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For further information: Contact: Bob Nichols, Communications Branch, 
(416) 327-1158

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