Posted Apr 10, 2017, 4:35 PM
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Widening Highway 401 to Keep People Moving
April 10, 2017
Expansion Project will Help Manage Congestion and Improve Commutes
Ontario is creating jobs and keeping people moving by widening 18 kilometers of Highway 401 from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton.
The Highway 401 Expansion project includes adding HOV lanes in each direction and widening the existing six lane configuration to:
Twelve lanes from the Credit River to Winston Churchill Boulevard
Ten lanes from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Highway 407 ETR / Highway 401 interchange
Twelve lanes from Highway 407 ETR / Highway 401 interchange to James Snow Parkway
Ten lanes from the James Snow Parkway to Regional Road 25
Widening the 401 will relieve congestion, allow for a more efficient transportation and flow of goods, and will help accommodate continued population and employment growth in the region.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Investing in better highways to keep people moving is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
The province has issued a Request for Qualifications to design, build and finance the Highway 401 expansion project—the first step in getting construction underway.
The project is being delivered under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model, which transfers risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.
The average daily traffic for the Highway 401 in the Peel and Halton Region is approximately 108,000 to 188,000 vehicles per day.
Ontario is committing over $2.1 billion to repair and expand provincial highways and bridges across the province.