The Ontario government is making a significant strategic economic investment in the province’s highway system by widening 18 kilometres of Highway 401 from Mississauga to Milton.
“This stretch of highway has over 20,000 trucks a day travelling on it – each carrying vital goods for all sectors of our economy,” said OTA Chair David Carruth. “As a fleet with a terminal in the region, this investment is an important need and will help make this province more competitive in attracting future customers for all trucking fleets across Ontario.”
Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation, announced today the province is investing $640 million to widen Highway 401 by 18 kilometres, from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton and includes reconstruction of bridges as well as upgrades to support facilities and features. Construction is underway and drivers can expect to use the expanded highway by 2022.
“Our government is committed to strengthening Ontario’s highway network and making Ontario open for business,” said Associate Minister Surma. “This crucial expansion of Highway 401 means that thousands of Ontarians will spend less time in traffic.”