Dangerous stretch of Hwy. 3 may be expanded

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WINDSOR, Ont. — A string of bad accidents on Hwy. 3 may see the dangerous stretch between Leamington and Windsor expanded to four lanes.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has been looking to improve safety on the highway, and since the province already owns the necessary land to widen the highway, that seems like the ideal solution.

"It can’t do anything but improve the accident experience there," says spokesman Stuart Kelch. "A lot of the accidents that occur are passing related and four lanes allows passing without the potential to come in conflict with oncoming traffic."

County councillors representing the region say four-laning the stretch of highway will alleviate congestion on other county roads, allowing them to last longer.

The results of a study that spurred the proposal are expected to be made public by the end of the year.

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