NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Construction to help reduce congestion and to keep people and goods moving along 5.2 km of the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) has been completed and will be fully open to traffic on Nov. 23.
The QEW is integral to the economic prosperity of the Niagara Region and the province with links to four border crossings to the US, which are the Queenston-Lewiston, Whirlpool, Rainbow and Peace bridges. Improving and expanding the QEW to six lanes between Glendale Avenue and Mountain Road cost $52.2 million. The federal government contributed $16 million from its Border Infrastructure Fund and the provincial government $36.2 million through its ReNew Ontario program.
The Government of Canada’s funding was provided through the $600-billion Border Infrastructure Fund, which provides financial assistance for infrastructure projects that reduce border congestion, improve the flow of goods and services and expand existing infrastructure.
This year, the Province of Ontario invested more than $1.7 billion in highway improvements through the ReNew Ontario infrastructure plan.
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