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For Immediate Release:
February 16, 2010

Watermain Construction and Speed Limit Change on Old Church Road in Caledon

BRAMPTON, ON. (Feb. 16, 2010) – The Region of Peel advises residents that the speed limit on Old Church Road from Innis Lake Road to Humber Station Road is temporarily being reduced.

The Region has lowered the speed limit from 80 to 60 km/hr due to construction of a new watermain along Old Church Road.  Construction has begun on a booster pumping station on Old Church Road, as well as the installation of a 400mm watermain.

The pumping station will be located at the existing Centreville Well 2 site (located at 7860 Old Church Rd.) and the watermain will be installed from the booster pumping station to Innis Lake Road. These infrastructure improvements will allow water to move in both directions between the Palgrave and Caledon East Water Systems, which will improve system reliability and service planned growth within Caledon’s Official Plan.

"Although this watermain project will cause quite a disruption in traffic for the next few months, the result will be a much improved and secure municipal water supply for Caledon East and the Palgrave area," says Richard Whitehead, Regional Councillor.

The new limit came into effect on Feb. 5 and will continue throughout the construction. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2010. The temporary reduction of the speed limit increases safety for both the travelling public as well as those involved in the construction.

Temporary speed limit signs have been posted in the area to alert commuters of the change.

For more information on the project, visit www.peelregion.ca/pw/construction, or call 905-791-7800, ext. 4409.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800 or visit www.peelregion.ca.



Mark Schiller
Director, Water
Public Works
Tel: 905-791-7800, ext. 4394

Amie Miles
Public Affairs Associate
Public Works
Tel: 905-791-7800, ext. 4635

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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