May 28, 2008
Media Release

Lane reduction on King Road between Highway 400 and Jane Street in Township of King

Lane to close for three months to repair erosion damage at Kinghorn Bridge
NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York will close the far right eastbound lane of King Road from 800 metres east of Highway 400 to 200 metres west of Jane Street for approximately three months, effective Thursday, May 29th as work crews make erosion repairs at Kinghorn Bridge.
 
In early May, a York Region Roads crew discovered erosion damage under King Road at Kinghorn Bridge.  The erosion caused a wash-out of the ground beneath a portion of the roadway.
 
Following the discovery, York Region roads staff closed the far right eastbound lane to determine the extent of the damage.  Since that time, King Road has been operating on narrowed lanes to prevent further damage.
 
Work to repair the eroded area is anticipated to take three months.
 
Motorists travelling eastbound on King Road between Highway 400 and Jane Street can expect traffic delays as traffic will be reduced to a single eastbound lane.  The westbound lanes will be unaffected.
 
York Region would like to thank motorists for their patience as these needed repairs take place.
 
 
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Media Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1232 or Cell 905 251-6419
 Email: michael.kemp@york.ca

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