Improvements Begin on Highway 410
Ontario Government Creating Jobs, Building a Strong Economy
Ontario is widening a 12-kilometre stretch of Highway 410 from south of Highway 401 to Queen Street, to improve traffic flow and safety in the Greater Toronto Area, while creating or sustaining more than 1,550 construction jobs.
The project includes:
- Repairing, repaving and expanding the section of Highway 410 from six to 10 lanes
- Building one general purpose lane and one High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction
- Repairing seven bridges
- Constructing two new ramps at the highway 401/403/410 interchange
- Opening two new carpool lots
- Installing concrete median barriers and high-mast lighting
Construction is targeted for completion by fall 2018.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.
- The $156.7-million contract was awarded to Aecon Construction and Materials Limited.
- 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 approximately 25,000 jobs.
“Our government is committed to improving infrastructure across the province. This project is proof of our government’s commitment to making the daily commute and quality of life better for Ontario families.”
“This important investment in highway infrastructure is vital to economic growth and prosperity. Widening Highway 410, including new HOV lanes, will help ease congestion and keep traffic moving safely and efficiently along this busy stretch of highway.”
“This is good news for the community. This major investment will help make travel easier for families and businesses. We look forward to the work getting started as we continue to help build and strengthen the economy.”
“Investing in transportation infrastructure is key to building strong communities. This project will create jobs and support economic growth.”