One-Tank Trip for Jan. 28/12
(c) By Jim Fox
Heading out on the highway for a “one-tank trip” or even commuting is more pleasurable with the much-improved service centres across Ontario.
The ONroute Highway Service Centres along Highways 401 and 400 are reminiscent of the modern refuelling, food and rest stops on U.S. interstates and throughways.
|ONroute Highway Service Centres are opening along Highways 401 and 400 across Ontario to better serve motorists, including this one in Trenton. (Photo by Ben Rahn/A-Frame)|
The Ontario government’s redevelopment program is replacing 23 outdated centres, intending the new ones to be “a welcome beacon of genuine hospitality, innovation and safety during your travels.”
More than 500,000 people travel these two highways daily, making them among the busiest roadways in North America.
The three-year program includes staffed Ontario Tourism Information Centres at ONroute Tilbury South and ONroute Bainsville, which are the gateways to the Highway 401 corridor from the east and west.
All of the centres include self-serve stations stocked with news and tourist brochures about their respective local communities, along with free WiFi.