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Ontario invests $640 million in highway expansion


OntarioTORONTO, Ont. — Ontario is making a significant economic investment in the province’s highway system by widening 18 kilometers of Highway 401 from Mississauga to Milton.

Kinga Surma, associate minister of transportation, announced last week the province will invest $640 million to widen the highway from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton.

“Our government is committed to strengthening Ontario’s highway network and making Ontario open for business,” said Surma.

“This crucial expansion of Highway 401 means that thousands of Ontarians will spend less time in traffic.”

Construction is already underway, and drivers can expect to use the expanded highway by 2022.

Once completed, the highway will include:

  • 12 lane core-collector system from the Credit River to Winston Churchill Boulevard.
  • 10 lanes from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Highway 407 ETR/ Highway 401 interchange.
  • 12 lane core-collector system from Highway 407 ETR/ Highway 401 interchange to James Snow Parkway.
  • 10 lanes from James Snow Parkway to RR 25.
  • Median High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.
  • New or improved support facilities and features, such as drainage, lighting, signage and carpool lots.

“This stretch of highway has over 20,000 trucks a day traveling on it – each carrying vital goods for all sectors of our economy,” said David Carruth, chairman of the Ontario Trucking Association.

He said the investment will help make the province more competitive in attracting future customers for all trucking fleets across Ontario.

 

 


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8 Comments » for Ontario invests $640 million in highway expansion
  1. Dave says:

    Good job! Long overdue. An extra lane from Milton to Kitchener would help too, but this alone is great news. 2022 seems a bit ambitious, but let’s go!

  2. Rick McLean says:

    Good job, Mr. Ford.

  3. Tony says:

    Thank you Doug Ford!

  4. Michael says:

    Expansion has been planned for years, well ahead of Ford coming to power.

  5. Regan Brown says:

    Maybe the government might think of taking a look at other places in Ontario as well. We can’t ALL be Toronto.

  6. Red dawg says:

    Another short-sighted politician. How about a high-speed train from London to Toronto?
    Nah, that would be a good idea.

  7. Robert says:

    but I had fun to tears 2022,
    Is that a joke?

  8. Chris says:

    Good job Mr Ford and his conservatives.. not!! What a flipping joke!!! Lets spend more money on the south, lets expand the highways down there more.
    The highway that needs expansion is hwy 11 in Northern Ontario, where there are numerous trucking companies who haul various commodities to and from the area.
    This hwy has had so many accidents that it’s become known by the locals as death hwy, regardless of time of year.
    When is the government going to wake up and see where money really needs to be spent?
    As a northerner, I’m tired of being overlooked … message to our provincial government, especially Mr Premier Ford, Ontario does NOT stop at North Bay!!

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