Premier Kathleen Wynne announces $81 million for Highway 401 widening

News Apr 15, 2016 by Rachael Williams Mississauga News

Queen’s Park is investing $81 million to widen a stretch of Highway 401 in Mississauga, from east of McLaughlin Road to east of the Credit River.

Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement on Friday, with Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and MPP Bob Delaney. Slated for completion in 2019, Highway 401 will be widened from its current six-lanes to accommodate 12 lanes, two of which will be for high-occupancy vehicles (HOV).

“To build Ontario up, transportation infrastructure is critical… by expanding and improving our highway network…we are helping to grow our economy and create jobs and new opportunities all across our province,” said Wynne.

The Premier could not confirm whether or not the HOV lanes will be tolled.

High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes are being installed on the QEW in Oakville and Burlington this spring and will be followed by electronic HOT-lane tolls on a new stretch of Highway 427, between Rutherford Road and Highway 409, when it opens in 2021.

Del Duca said the Province would use the data from these two projects before making any decisions about the Highway 401 HOV lanes.

During construction, MTO says traffic will not be seriously impacted, as much of the work will be completed during off-peak hours.  Periodic closures of interchange ramps will be in effect and signed detours will be provided well in advance.

Second Line West Bridge will be removed and replaced with a pedestrian/cyclist bridge.

Ontario is investing more than $2.1 billion in road and bridge construction this year, creating or sustaining more than 21,000 jobs.

 

Premier Kathleen Wynne announces $81 million for Highway 401 widening

News Apr 15, 2016 by Rachael Williams Mississauga News

Queen’s Park is investing $81 million to widen a stretch of Highway 401 in Mississauga, from east of McLaughlin Road to east of the Credit River.

Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement on Friday, with Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and MPP Bob Delaney. Slated for completion in 2019, Highway 401 will be widened from its current six-lanes to accommodate 12 lanes, two of which will be for high-occupancy vehicles (HOV).

“To build Ontario up, transportation infrastructure is critical… by expanding and improving our highway network…we are helping to grow our economy and create jobs and new opportunities all across our province,” said Wynne.

The Premier could not confirm whether or not the HOV lanes will be tolled.

High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes are being installed on the QEW in Oakville and Burlington this spring and will be followed by electronic HOT-lane tolls on a new stretch of Highway 427, between Rutherford Road and Highway 409, when it opens in 2021.

Del Duca said the Province would use the data from these two projects before making any decisions about the Highway 401 HOV lanes.

During construction, MTO says traffic will not be seriously impacted, as much of the work will be completed during off-peak hours.  Periodic closures of interchange ramps will be in effect and signed detours will be provided well in advance.

Second Line West Bridge will be removed and replaced with a pedestrian/cyclist bridge.

Ontario is investing more than $2.1 billion in road and bridge construction this year, creating or sustaining more than 21,000 jobs.

 

Premier Kathleen Wynne announces $81 million for Highway 401 widening

News Apr 15, 2016 by Rachael Williams Mississauga News

Queen’s Park is investing $81 million to widen a stretch of Highway 401 in Mississauga, from east of McLaughlin Road to east of the Credit River.

Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement on Friday, with Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and MPP Bob Delaney. Slated for completion in 2019, Highway 401 will be widened from its current six-lanes to accommodate 12 lanes, two of which will be for high-occupancy vehicles (HOV).

“To build Ontario up, transportation infrastructure is critical… by expanding and improving our highway network…we are helping to grow our economy and create jobs and new opportunities all across our province,” said Wynne.

The Premier could not confirm whether or not the HOV lanes will be tolled.

High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes are being installed on the QEW in Oakville and Burlington this spring and will be followed by electronic HOT-lane tolls on a new stretch of Highway 427, between Rutherford Road and Highway 409, when it opens in 2021.

Del Duca said the Province would use the data from these two projects before making any decisions about the Highway 401 HOV lanes.

During construction, MTO says traffic will not be seriously impacted, as much of the work will be completed during off-peak hours.  Periodic closures of interchange ramps will be in effect and signed detours will be provided well in advance.

Second Line West Bridge will be removed and replaced with a pedestrian/cyclist bridge.

Ontario is investing more than $2.1 billion in road and bridge construction this year, creating or sustaining more than 21,000 jobs.