New 400-series highway coming to Ontario

by Today's Trucking

A new 400-series highway will relieve congestion and improve the flow of goods in Ontario’s Halton, Peel, and York regions, the province announced today.

“With Halton, Peel and York regions all set to grow at incredible speed, our government is saying yes to building the roads and highways that will keep these communities moving,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Highway 413 will create thousands of jobs while saving commuters hours of gridlock every day. This project is a key part of our plan that’s building Ontario.”

The province says the new highway will improve the movement of goods in the growing Greater Golden Horseshoe region. It will run from hwy. 400 in the east to the Hwy. 401/407 express toll road in the west, and will feature four to six lanes as well as truck parking.

“Highway 413 represents a crucial, long-term investment for the province of Ontario, which will attract future investment and jobs,” said Ontario Trucking Association president Stephen Laskwowski.

“Highway 413 will fill infrastructure gaps in Ontario’s roadway links to the benefit of the province’s transportation and logistics hubs in the Northwestern GTA that serve as the epicentre of Canada’s supply chain. The highway will also provide congestion relief for Highway 401 and add redundancy to the GTA’s 400-series network, significantly improving transit times for goods movement by truck and access to Central and Northern Ontario while strengthening the connection for Canada’s busiest truck-rail intermodal facilities. Highway 413 is not only a fundamental piece of infrastructure, it’s a key part of Ontario’s success in the future.”

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    • Overpriced ???
      That’s an understatement !!!
      About a hundred bucks gets you all the way across NYS.
      With that same amount you can almost get across the GTA … almost.
      The 407 tolls are literally the definition of Highway Robbery !!!

    • Of course it will be a toll road.
      It will be sold to a foreign corporation, and we Canadians can send our hard earned money out of the country.
      Oh goodie.

  • Finally someone with vision to see that future infastructure is necessary. Not like trying to figure out the Gardiner for ever. Good for you Doug keep it up

  • It’s about friggin time. Politicians are only about 30 years behind the times in realizing this and doing something about it.
    Any major highways where there is on ramps interchanges and exit ramps there is always congestion, mainly becuase motorists don’t k ow how to merge properly. People are to selfish/aggressive or the opposite too timid/not agressive enough when entering a major highway. Tep terms people abuse/don’t k ow how to apply properly is MERGE or YIELD.
    I think at most major on ramps metered entrance should be in place so it attempts to regulate the flow more effectively. Often motorists ramp hop to get ahead. See stuff like this everyday.

  • Build the roads and them sell them, just like what happened with the 407.
    Another election promise from Doug Ford, the man who keeps back pedaling, of course, depending on what his money people want.
    He is similar to Donald Trump, except that, at this point in time, Ontarians don’t have an alternative choice.
    We are stuck with Ford and his party for the next while.

  • Why don’t the Province by the 407 in lieu of spending on a new highway The 407 is under used and expensive and it appears when driving on it that it could be widened in many areas to accommodate expansion Can one imagine the expropriation and time involving a new high way Buy the 407 and expand this truly unused highway !

  • Wish we could get a couple passing lanes in Northern Ontario. LOL

    Oh ya, I forgot, we don’t exist to the government.

  • I do not see the planned truck parking and electric plugs to reduce idealing and car and truck charging stations. We a planned system for towing and repair locations. I would like to see higher density mixed housing of 12 to 20 stories
    Also the planning for overnight parking at all warehousing built with 10 km of this new highway.. Told to be kept affordable and only charged from 500 hours to 2100 hrs each day.
    Also look at a lane dedicated to cars with 3 or more people and buses and emergency vehicles.

  • If they have stop sign or a traffic light(one blink-one vehicle) at onramp to enter Hwy, that can solve most of the problems and educate people’s how to merge in fast moving traffic and Hwy 407 is useless for truckers because I can’t afford to pay private corporate companies owns it.

  • Another tax payer paid highway to be sold for toll road. Wasn’t the 407 built on the promises of relieving truck traffic from the 401. Now no one can afford to run it.

    • Also out of province trucks are chased down by MTO and charged a fine for using the 407. I seen them pull into a major manufacturer in Mississauga and charge the driver from the USA for unknowingly using the most direct route to his destination.

  • 413 – Not a good decision. Instead, they should have planned following to overall ease the traffic on roads and peace of mind to GTA residence
    1. Extend or built new TTC subway in GTA area (Peel, York, Halton, Durham area).
    2. Make 407 toll free.
    When underdevlop countries can make excellent under/overground metro services in 4-5 yr. Why we can’t. Think positive.

  • Terminating the proposed 413 where the 401 and 407 already converge is the dumbest idea I’ve heard in my life. How in Gods name is that going to alleviate grid lock!