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Public Notice - Ministry of Transportation Communication on Hazley Bay and Des Allumettes Bridges

APRIL 30, 2019

In response to numerous inquiries to the Township of Laurentian Valley, it has been communicated to the Township by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) that the Ministry has no significant concerns about either the Hazley Bay or Des Allumettes bridges with respect to the security of the roadway or bridge infrastructure.  MTO is not considering closing Highway 148 to traffic at this time.

It should be noted that Des Allumettes Bridge is a piece of federal infrastructure, which is operated by MTO and Ministry of Transportation of Quebec (MTQ).  MTO has a communications protocol with MTQ for all of provincial boundary crossings.  MTO has not received any communication from MTQ indicating that any intention to close the highway or the bridge.

Furthermore, MTO does not issue notifications about infrastructure that is open and operating normally.  If highways or bridges are to be closed for public safety or in response to an emergency, that information will be broadcast.  For residents that want to know about the status of the highway or the bridges, please visit Ontario 511 webstie where you can get information about incidents and closures.  The website address is