Electronic traffic monitoring to be upgraded

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TORONTO, Ont. – The province is spending $4.2 million to upgrade 28 electronic traffic-counting stations on several highways across Ontario.

Sensors will be installed in the pavement at each location, and work will be done at night to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.

The largest number of upgrades will be in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), on Highways 401, 409, 400 and 10 as well as 35/115 at Bowmanville and the QEW near Niagara Falls. In all, nine stations from Niagara Falls to Bowmanville are being upgraded.

Four traffic-counting stations in Southwestern Ontario, four in Eastern Ontario and 11 stations on highways across Northern and Northwestern Ontario are also being upgraded.

Most of the upgrades in the northern part of the province will be along Highway 11.

The electronic traffic-counting stations gather vital information about traffic volume and patterns that is used for highway planning.

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