New Highway Interchange Improving Access to London
Ontario Government Creating Jobs, Building a Strong Economy
Ontario is building a new interchange at Highway 401 and Wonderland Road that will make it easier and faster for families and businesses to get in and out of London while supporting 180 construction jobs.
The project includes four new ramps and two new bridges, as well as local road improvements. Construction is underway and is targeted for completion by fall 2015.
Ensuring businesses stay competitive by enabling strategic growth across the province is a key part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, create jobs, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
- The $17.8-million contract was awarded to Aecon Construction and Materials Limited of Toronto, and is jointly funded by the Ministry of Transportation and the City of London.
- This is the first of four Highway 401 interchange projects in partnership with the City of London. Interchanges at Veterans Memorial Parkway, Highbury Avenue, and Colonel Talbot Road are also planned for reconstruction.
- Ontario has 16,900 centreline kilometres of highway and 2,800 bridges.
“I am pleased to see that construction of this new interchange is well underway. This is an important project that will create jobs, benefit the local economy for generations and support the significant development and growth of the London area.”
“This investment in highway infrastructure is a very important investment in London's economic vitality. It capitalizes on our geographic advantage of being located close to major international markets and will result in the creation of jobs and opportunities.”
“Building the new interchange at Highway 401 and Wonderland Road will improve traffic flow in London and help provide better access into the city. We are excited and pleased to see this project underway as we continue to build and grow our community.”