The unveiling attracted a large number of attendees from the public, elected officials, County of Renfrew staff and members of the Physical Activity Network and Committee.
County of Renfrew Warden Peter Emon welcomed a large gathering of attendees at the unveiling of the Hardened Shoulders Initiative and Share the Road Concept. He stated that "Share the Road is an important message, which higlights our transportation network and the variety of users on County of Renfrew roads."
Reeve Walter Stack also addressed the gathering with a welcoming message, as he had previously commented: "The intent is to increase safety along our County roadways for all who use them, providing a hardened area adjacent to the vehicle lanes. It also helps increase the longevity of the roadway and decrease maintenance by preventing the breaking up of the edge of the road by large vehicles."
In addition, Damien McCarthy a human transportation advocate and owner of Gearheads in Petawawa, took the opportunity to mention how he sees the Share the Road Concept as a step forward in providing a clear message about safety and awareness to all road users.
The County Road 10 project is one of six projects completed in 2013 which incorporates hardened shoulders. The hardening of road shoulders help to emphasize the Share the Road Concept, by providing a paved shoulder accompanied by signage that enhances safety for all road users. In addition, hardening of road shoulders helps extend the life span of a road by reducing the maintenace costs associated with edge breaks.