ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The governments of Canada and Ontario are working together to reduce congestion on the QEW through the Niagara region.
The announcement was made by Walt Lastewka, MP for St. Catharines with Ontario Transportation Minister Harinder Takhar.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $82.5 million, to be shared equally by the governments of Canada and Ontario. Work is underway on the first phase, a $15.2-million widening of the Henley Bridges in St. Catharines, and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2007. Summer traffic has grown by over 30,000 vehicles daily or 44 per cent on the QEW over the past 10 years and is expected to increase 40 per cent over the next 10 years.
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