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Highway 404 Extension Set to Open

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Highway 404 Extension Set to Open

Ontario Government Creating Jobs, Building a Strong Economy

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is opening a 13-kilometre extension on Highway 404 from Green Lane to Ravenshoe Road that will make it faster to travel into and out of the Greater Toronto Area, reduce congestion, and create jobs by getting people and goods moving. 

The new four-lane extension will also take up to 22,000 vehicles a day off local roads, making the community safer while reducing travel times for commuters and commercial vehicles.

Improving highways, roads and bridges 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.

Quick Facts

  • The $100-million project created or sustained 1,000 jobs.
  • Ontario has 16,900 kilometres of highway and 2,800 bridges.
  • Ontario is investing $2.5 billion in road and bridge construction projects this year, creating or sustaining almost 25,000 jobs.

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Steven Del Duca

“This project is proof of our government’s commitment to making the daily commute and quality of life better for Ontario families. The new Highway 404 extension will help strengthen the economy and help keep goods and people moving for years to come.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

Chris Ballard

“We are very excited about the opening of the Highway 404 extension. This is an important investment in the community. This project will help spur economic growth and prosperity.”

Chris Ballard

MPP for Newmarket-Aurora

Ann Hoggarth

“Our government is committed to making investments that work for the people of this province. This project will help connect communities and provide better traffic flow on this new stretch of highway.”

Ann Hoggarth

MPP for Barrie

Reza Moridi

“Opening the Highway 404 extension will help commuters spend less time in gridlock and get where they need to be faster and more efficiently. We look forward to opening the highway and opening up opportunities for growth and development in the area.”

Reza Moridi

MPP for Richmond Hill

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