Improved highway section opens on the QEW

NIAGARA FALLS — A $50 million expansion of Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) was completed in the Niagara Region and is now fully open to traffic.

The federal government contributed $16 million from its Border Infrastructure Fund and the provincial government $36.2 million through its ReNew Ontario program.

Expanding the QEW to six lanes between Glendale Avenue and Mountain Road was made in an effort to help reduce congestion and to keep people and goods moving along 5.2 kilometres of the QEW.

“We are announcing important improvements to the QEW, Niagara’s premier trade and tourism corridor,” said Ontario Transport Minister Jim Bradley. “A better QEW eases congestion, increases motorist safety and supports our prosperity.”

The QEW links to four border crossings to the U.S., which are the Queenston-Lewiston, Whirlpool, Rainbow and Peace bridges.

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