Originally Posted by north 42
It is surprising that London never built an expressway, I can't even imagine not having the E C Row Expressway to get across Windsor. It must be frustrating for Londoners to deal with.
I don't want to veer too far off topic, but it's a long story why London never built a freeway.
Basically our municipal government likes to act like London's a small town when in reality it's actually a sizable city.
At one point, the province wanted to build Highway 402 in the city's north, providing a last ditch effort to get a freeway in London and they would have paid for practically the whole thing. When London said no to this too, they pretty much said screw you and routed the 402 way off to the city's south and had it wind it's way around London towards Sarnia.
London is the largest city in North America not to have a freeway to serve local traffic. Even Winnipeg has us beat!
This project in Windsor should have been done at least 50 years ago. In addition, it's weird how the E.C. Row and 401 never connected in the first place. At least this project will fix that.