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Old Posted Jun 7, 2012, 8:20 PM
eternallyme eternallyme is offline
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Not directly in Ottawa but close to and one of the main routes into Ottawa. Now the deadliest highway in all of Ontario, and they are doing very little on Highway 17 in Renfrew County. A large part of it is political - a Liberal government helping a Tea Party-dominated region that gave it about 10-15% of the vote?

County unites to ask for wider, safer highway

Communities along one of Ontario's deadliest roadways are asking the provincial government for help.

Highway 17 between Arnpror and Petawawa has seen more than a dozen fatal crashes in the past year, with 12 deaths in 2011.

The search for a solution brought Renfrew County together for a meeting on Wednesday, with the main focus on widening the highway's current two lanes.

"People are dying in Renfrew County because we have inadequate roads," said Treena Lemay of the Petawawa Police Services Board.

"The fatality numbers in our detachment area were very bleak," said S-Sgt. Colin Slight of the OPP. "I'm certainly in favour of the reconstruction of Highway 17 into a four-lane highway."
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