Highway Improvements Underway in Greater Toronto Area
Ontario Government Creating Jobs, Building a Stronger Economy
Ontario is making major improvements to the province's highways, roads and bridges, which is supporting more than 20,000 construction jobs and making travel easier for families and businesses.
Key highway improvements in the Greater Toronto Area include:
- Replacing pavement and repairing 14 bridges along Highway 401 westbound collector lanes from Keele Street to Kipling Avenue in Toronto
- Repairing six bridges within the Highway 401/400 interchange in Toronto
- Resurfacing six kilometres of Highway 401 from Renforth Drive to Highway 410 in Mississauga
- Repairing eight bridges along Highway 403 -- four in both in Mississauga and Burlington
- Repairing three bridges along the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) in Hamilton
Investing in modern infrastructure is part of the government's plan to create jobs, help Ontario seize new opportunities for economic growth and help people in their everyday lives.
- If passed, the 2013 budget proposes an investment of more than $35 billion toward infrastructure over the next three years, which would support over 100,000 jobs on average each year.
- More than 4,000 jobs will be created or sustained in central Ontario during this year’s construction season.
- Ontario has 16,900 kilometres of provincial highway which, placed end to end, would span Canada twice.
- Ontario uses new technology and greener construction practices whenever possible, including recycling existing pavement, using recycled and shredded tires for bridge embankment fill, and rapid bridge replacement, which can reduce a year of traffic delays down to two days.
“Our government is committed to improving Ontario’s infrastructure across the province. These projects will create jobs, strengthen the economy and help keep goods and people moving for years to come.”