High­way 401 Ex­pan­sion to Help Man­age Con­ges­tion and Im­prove Com­mutes

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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.

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.

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