BRADFORD, Ont. — Transportation minister, Norm Sterling, says crews are moving forward with the design phase of the Hwy. 404 extension and the Bradford bypass in York Region and Simcoe County.
This project will relieve congestion in the northern GTA and southern Simcoe County. Municipalities in the area have indicated a need for these new highways, which will allow for future growth and development.
The announcement follows the Ministry of the Environment’s (MOE) approval of the Route Planning and Environmental Assessment studies for the proposed Hwy. 404 Extension and the Bradford Bypass, launched in the early 1990s.
MOE approved the environmental assessment (EA) studies, which included a 45km four-lane freeway from Newmarket to Hwy. 48, twinning 9km of the existing Highway 48 to Highway 12 and a 16km four-lane freeway connecting Highway 400 to the Highway 404 Extension.
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