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  • The Windsor-Essex Parkway - 01/12/2012 News Release
    Four noteworthy sites have been found relating to the period between 1 000 and 1 200 AD This work has led to a much more detailed understanding of the Windsor Essex area Demolition Following the demolition activities of 2010 182 structures remained in the Parkway footprint Jones Demolition of Windsor removed the remaining structures under a contract tendered by the WEMG The work was completed in September 2011 Road Closures In November the Ontario Municipal Board concluded hearings for the closure of 83 roads 60 in Windsor 2 in Tecumseh and 21 in LaSalle required for construction of the Parkway This was the single largest road closure initiative in Ontario history Safety This year WEMG and PIC have recorded over 320 000 work hours all without critical injuries or lost work days In achieving this successful goal of Zero Incidents over 200 companies and over 2 000 people have received health and safety training that PIC has made mandatory for any person who will step into the construction corridor Local Sourcing WEMG and PIC are committed to local sourcing for the Parkway project Since January 96 per cent of the companies awarded various contracts have been local providing local knowledge and expertise to the Parkway project Most recently Facca Inc of Oldcastle was awarded the contact to construct the North Talbot Road Bridge Bridge 15 and Chall Eng Services Inc of Tecumseh is completing pre condition surveys Utility Relocation All major utility companies have been working concurrently in the corridor with PIC to relocate gas hydro phone water and cable lines In some cases these lines are being relocated temporarily and will be permanently located on some of the tunnel tops Trillium Court A social housing development located on property required for the Windsor Essex Parkway will be relocated less than one kilometre away keeping the community intact and residents close to current schools shopping and transit The new homes are currently being built south of Sandwich West Parkway and west of Heritage Drive near Sandwich West Park in the Town of LaSalle Design of the new homes was completed by Archon Architects Inc of Windsor and the project is being overseen by MPHM Project Managers Inc Oscar Construction Company Ltd of Oldcastle began construction in July and is expected to be complete in mid 2012 Community Partnerships WE Pay It Forward WEMG partnered with local charity group WE Pay It Forward to continue to the salvage efforts that began in 2010 In all approximately 250 tons of materials were salvaged from buildings being demolished to make way for the Parkway Salvaged materials were provided to local not for profit groups The remainder was sold in the Habitat for Humanity Re Store Materials that would normally be destined for local landfills are being diverted and recycled in the community University of Windsor Ontario is supporting Dr William Anderson professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor to lead a research project on the regional impacts of

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/border/news/backgrounder-2012-01-13.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • The Windsor-Essex Parkway - 08/18/2011 News Release
    of Fluor Canada Ltd Dragados Canada Inc and Acciona Infrastructures Canada Inc PIC already has agreements in place with Ontario based companies including Amico Infrastructures Inc Black McDonald Hatch Mott MacDonald Dillon Consulting Ltd LEA Consulting Ltd and AMEC Each company is responsible for putting together its team for the project Over 300 people in 16 different offices in Canada the U S and Europe have been working together to reach the construction start stage This effort is equivalent to one person year of work completed every day or one lifetime of work achieved every month In addition to partnering with local businesses WEMG has an agreement in place with Labourer s Union Local 625 Other Organizations MTO WEMG and PIC have engaged locally and provincially based sub contractors and First Nations groups to work on the Windsor Essex Parkway Some of the organizations making significant contributions to the Windsor Essex Parkway are represented below Please visit www weparkway ca to learn more about the Parkway Updates will be posted on Twitter www twitter com weparkway and photos and videos will be posted on our Flickr page www flickr com photos weparkway and YouTube page www youtube com user weparkway Ontario Border Improvements Windsor Windsor News Sarnia Fort Erie Niagara Thousand Islands Sault Ste Marie Related Links Nexus FAST Border Wait Times About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Driver Licensing Getting an Enhanced Driver s Licence Ontario Photo Card Getting a Driver s Licence Driver Handbooks On

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/border/news/delivering-wep-2011-08-18.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • The Windsor-Essex Parkway
    to six lanes Demolition of the bridge will take place August 20 22 pending completion of the Design and Construction Report 1 public review For one weekend Highway 401 will be closed between Manning Road and Howard Avenue Highway 401 widening between Essex County Road 46 and Highway 3 starting in August Highway 401 will be widened from four to six lanes by constructing one additional eastbound and one additional westbound lane The construction will tie into the existing Highway 401 Wick drain installation and advanced fill starting in August North of Chappus Street and west of Matchette trial construction of wick drains and the embankment over them is taking place to ensure construction techniques will achieve acceptable results The trials will continue into September Wick drain installation for the project will occur between September 2011 and April 2012 The results of the trials will be applied to the installation program Wick drains are man made drainage paths to allow faster settling of certain types of soils They also provide greater strength in areas where a significant amount of fill will be placed Once the wick drains are installed fill will be placed to build up embankments and the area will be ready for road construction and paving Construction of four tunnels and three bridges in addition to North Talbot Road Bridge starting in August The cut and cover construction method for tunnels will be used for this project to minimize construction time Pre cast structures will also reduce the timeframe for construction and help to minimize cost Tunnels will be lit by a system that mimics outdoor conditions minimizing any transitional lighting effects Tunnel tops will be landscaped open green space that is fully integrated with the surrounding ecological areas and the Parkway trail system Several of the tunnel tops are proposed to have designed landscape treatments that support community use and function as ecopassages Best construction practices will be implemented throughout the duration of the Windsor Essex Parkway construction Local sub contractors have purchased state of the art construction equipment that will help mitigate the impacts of construction on the community Howard Avenue Diversion starting in October The Howard Avenue Diversion involves construction of a new permanent four lane road that will connect Howard Avenue Highway 401 and Highway 3 The new road will be to the east of existing Howard Avenue and will have roadside ditches and a multi use path The Howard Avenue Diversion includes among other features construction of a roundabout to connect Highway 3 Highway 401 on and off ramps and the Howard Avenue Diversion A carpool lot will also be constructed in this area Construction of Grand Marais Drain Turkey Creek crossing starting in November The existing crossing will be improved through the installation of a culvert It is anticipated that this work will commence by November once the Fish Habitat Compensation Plan is approved Soil excavation of the roadway ongoing Excavation and movement of materials will happen throughout construction Trucks will begin

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/border/news/whats-next-wep-2011-08-18.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Ontario Border Improvements
    1 Backgrounder 2 Backgrounder 3 Statement February 17 2010 DRIC Traffic Projections Confirmed by Michigan Study 2009 News Release December 29 2009 Next Step Forward for the Windsor Essex Parkway Backgrounder News Release December 22 2009 2009 An Historic Year for Windsor Border Improvements Backgrounder News Release December 3 2009 Another Milestone for The Windsor Essex Parkway News Release November 13 2009 Ontario Takes Next Steps to Acquire Property for the Parkway Backgrounder News Release October 8 2009 The Windsor Essex Parkway Project Builders Shortlisted Backgrounder Backgrounder News Release August 24 2009 McGuinty Government Announces Thousands of Local Jobs in Construction of Windsor Essex Parkway News Release July 21 2009 Canada and Ontario Begin Construction on Howard Avenue Grade Separation in Windsor News Release July 8 2009 MTO Demolishes Vacant Properties in South Windsor News Release April 8 2009 Canada and Ontario Move To Create Jobs and Improve Mobility In Windsor Essex Statement March 24 2009 DRIC Provided Timely Response To MOE Comments News Release January 16 2009 Canadian Study Team Welcomes Michigan Announcement News Release January 15 2009 The Facts About Air Quality and the Windsor Essex Parkway News Release January 12 2009 DRIC Wants You to Know the Facts News Release January 2 2009 Detroit River International Crossing Study Team Files Ontario Environmental Assessment Report Backgrounder 2008 2005 News Release December 15 2008 Completed Comment Period on DRIC Draft Environmental Assessment Report News Release October 31 2008 Canada and Ontario Announce Reopening Of Walker Road To Improve Traffic News Release August 15 2008 Canada and Ontario Announce Start of Construction on Essex County Road 22 News Release June 27 2008 Canada and Ontario to Widen County Road 22 News Release June 18 2008 Binational Effort One Step Closer to a New Border Crossing Between Windsor and Detroit News

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/border/news/archives/index.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Mandatory Vehicle Branding Program in Ontario
    to buy is Irreparable and for parts only Salvage and can t be plated or Rebuilt to MTO structural standards Top of page The Four Vehicle Brands Irreparable Vehicle has been written off as a total loss Can only be used for parts or scrap Cannot be driven again in Ontario Salvage Vehicle has been written off as a total loss Can be repaired or used for parts or scrap If repaired vehicle must pass a structural inspection test and be inspected by an authorized technician If vehicle passes test it will be re branded as Rebuilt Rebuilt Vehicle was written off branded as Salvage and was repaired To qualify as Rebuilt owners must have photographs documents and receipts of vehicle damage Vehicle must have been issued a Structural Inspection Certificate from an authorized technician at a Ministry of Transportation licensed Motor Vehicle Inspection Station Rebuilt or None are the only acceptable brands for a consumer buying a used vehicle for on road use None Vehicle has not been given one of the other three brands Vehicle may have had a damage related brand applied outside Ontario or Vehicle may have been damaged or rebuilt before March 31 2003 or Degree of damage does not meet branding criteria or Vehicle may never have been in a collision Top of page Stolen Vehicle Designation Vehicle has been declared stolen by the police No vehicle transaction can be completed as long as this designation is in place Top of page Branded Vehicle Permit Check Vehicle Permit for Branding Information Vehicle Brand Identified Look for the Brand The vehicle s brand will appear on Ontario s Vehicle Registration System database on vehicle permits in vehicle histories and in the Used Vehicle Information Packages UVIPs available from the Ministry of Transportation or the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services Top of page Did You Know Every year insurance companies write off about 90 000 vehicles as total losses in Ontario because of severe damage or theft Since 1991 the rate of vehicle thefts across Canada has increased by 10 per cent Stolen vehicles are often re registered under the serial numbers of identical vehicles that have been written off The stolen vehicles can then be sold to unsuspecting buyers Branding helps to identify these written off vehicles and serial numbers which will deter most thieves from doing this Automobile theft costs Ontario drivers more than 216 million a year in additional insurance costs Top of page Tips for Used Vehicle Shoppers Used vehicles that have brands of Rebuilt or None are allowed to be driven on the road Used vehicles with the brand of Salvage cannot be legally driven Salvage vehicles are required to pass a structural inspection test before receiving the brand of rebuilt Stop by your local Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office and pick up a brochure called Buying and Selling a Used Vehicle in Ontario See also Buying and Selling a Used Vehicle As a consumer you should be aware

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/vehicle/branding/mandatory.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Guide - Notification of Vehicle Brand Form: Individuals or companies who own or lease 9 vehicles or less
    Ministry of Transportation of the vehicle brand and the authorized motor vehicle mechanic who inspected the vehicle and is employed by a licensed Type 6 Motor Vehicle Inspection Station 1 1 A Type 6 Motor Vehicle Inspection Station MVIS is a collision repair facility that is licensed by the Ministry of Transportation and employs registered and certified mechanics who are able to assess the structural integrity of a vehicle A list of Type 6 Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations may be found on the MTO website or you may call MTO s Toronto Call Centre at 416 235 2999 or 1 800 387 3445 For French enquiries please call 1 800 461 4803 Completing The Form Section 1 Holder of Vehicle Portion of the Permit Indicate your name surname address information driver s licence number registrant identification number and telephone number Section 2 Registered Plate Owner Complete if different from vehicle owner Indicate your name surname address information driver s licence number registrant identification number and telephone number Section 3 Vehicle Insurance If you have insurance for your vehicle complete the insurance company information registrant identification number address information telephone number fax number policy number claim number and representative If a claim was not paid to you indicate claim has not been paid in the claim number section If date of settlement does not apply to you indicate Not applicable Indicate the date of the incident when your vehicle was damaged by collision impact fire flood or theft Complete all remaining boxes Section 4 Vehicle Information Indicate the 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number VIN that is located on the upper left hand corner of your vehicle permit Note Ensure that this number matches the one on your vehicle Indicate the make model year type and colour of your vehicle Indicate the

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/vehicle/branding/guide1.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Guide - Notification of Vehicle Brand Form: Insurance Companies/Self-Insurers
    above are required to notify the ministry within six days after the date of the incident Insurers self insurers must notify the Ministry by completing the Notification of Vehicle Brand form and indicating the vehicle brand of either Irreparable or Salvage within 6 days of acquiring ownership The vehicle permit must be returned to the Ministry of Transportation when submitting the Notification of Vehicle Brand form General Information When completing the Notification of Vehicle Brand form please use black or blue ink that is clearly legible The form must be completed and signed by the appraiser and authorized representative of the company Completing The Form Section 1 Holder of Vehicle Portion of the Permit Indicate name surname address information driver s licence number or registrant identification number if applicable and telephone number Section 2 Registered Plate Owner Complete if different from vehicle owner Indicate your name surname address information driver s licence number or registrant identification number if applicable and telephone number Section 3 Vehicle Insurance Indicate insurance company information registrant identification number telephone number fax number address information and policy number claim number representative and all other sections specified Indicate the date of the incident when the vehicle was damaged by collision impact fire flood or theft the date of settlement and acquired ownership Section 4 Vehicle Information Indicate the 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number VIN that is located on the upper left hand corner of your vehicle permit Note Ensure this number matches the one on the vehicle Indicate the colour make model year and type of the vehicle Indicate the vehicle permit number that is located on the lower middle section of the vehicle permit Section 5 Appraisal Inspection Contact Person This section must be completed by the appraiser or authorized representative who has inspected the vehicle

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/vehicle/branding/guide2.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Guide - Notification of Vehicle Brand Form: Importers/Salvagers/Auctioneers
    Brand form and indicating the brand of either Irreparable or Salvage within 6 days of acquiring ownership The vehicle permit must be returned to the Ministry of Transportation when submitting the Notification of Vehicle Brand form General Information When completing the Notification of Vehicle Brand form please use black or blue ink that is clearly legible The form must be completed and signed by the appraiser and the authorized representative of the company Completing The Form Section 1 Holder of Vehicle Portion of the Permit Indicate your name surname address information driver s licence number or registrant identification number if applicable and telephone number Section 2 Registered Plate Owner Complete if different from vehicle owner Indicate your name surname address information driver s licence number or registrant identification number if applicable and telephone number Section 3 Vehicle Insurance Indicate insurance company information registrant identification number telephone number fax number address information and policy number claim number representative and all other sections specified Indicate the date of the incident when the vehicle was damaged by collision impact fire flood or theft the date of settlement and acquired ownership Section 4 Vehicle Information Indicate the 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number VIN that is located on the upper left hand corner of your vehicle permit Note Ensure that this number matches the one on your vehicle Indicate the make model year type and colour of your vehicle Indicate the vehicle permit number that is located on the lower middle section of the vehicle permit Section 5 Appraisal Inspection Contact Person This section must be completed by the appraiser or authorized representative who has inspected the vehicle Section 6 Brand Determination This section must be completed and signed by the appraiser or authorized representative who has inspected the vehicle Section 7 Declaration This section

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