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Public Service Announcement

New multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists during construction on Henry Street in Whitby

WHITBY, ON October 28, 2014

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department, along with the Town of Whitby, is encouraging commuters that use the GO train from Whitby to consider walking or biking to the station during construction on Henry Street (Regional Road 45). The Region has constructed a new, multi-use asphalt path to provide easier access for commuters travelling by bicycle or foot.

WHEN:

The path is now open. Work on Henry Street began in mid-August, and is expected to be complete by August 2015.

WHERE:

The cycle/pedestrian path runs between King Street and Henry Street, just north of the GO Transit station. The new path connects to an existing path, which runs west of Henry Street.

WHY:

Construction on Henry Street (which includes road rehabilitation and the reconstruction of sidewalks, watermains, storm sewers and sanitary sewers) has increased traffic congestion in the area surrounding the Whitby GO station, especially during peak hours. The new path makes it easy to get to the station by bicycle or foot.

NOTE:

The Region realizes that the work is disruptive, and is making every effort to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule. Drivers are asked to exercise caution for the safety of pedestrians and construction workers.

For more information about this other Regional construction, design and environmental assessment projects, visit www.durham.ca/cdeap.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.