Airport artery undergoes construction ’til 2011

TORONTO — Nightly traffic delays are expected this summer as workers are getting ready to repair Toronto’s main highway link to the international airport.

The province is repaving Hwy. 409 for 4.7 km from Highway 427 to Highway the 401. It is also fixing 13 bridges to keep them in top condition; and adding a new concrete median barrier, lighting, and upgrading traffic signals at various locations.

The $64.8-million project is expected to be complete by late summer 2011. Construction will be done with extended nightly lane closures. Lanes will be kept closed for 10 hours per night instead of eight so that more work can be completed overnight. Drivers may experience delays and should seek alternate routes, the MTO advises.

Meanwhile, Ontario plans to widen Highway 10 through Caledon Village this summer to improve safety and traffic flow. The lanes will be expanded from two to four. Better lighting and upgraded traffic signals will also be installed in the area.

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