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Ontario Replacing Bridge and Widening Highway 401 in Kingston

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Ontario Replacing Bridge and Widening Highway 401 in Kingston

Province Creating Jobs, Improving Traffic Flow by Investing In Key Infrastructure

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is replacing the Cataraqui River Bridge and widening Highway 401 from four to six lanes, which will help keep traffic moving and improve the daily commute for those living in the Kingston region. 

Work is expected to begin in spring 2017 and is anticipated to be completed in spring 2020. The project also includes:

  • Widening the Highway 15 interchange westbound on-ramp and eastbound off-ramp,
  • Realigning the Highway 15 interchange westbound off-ramp with the westbound on-ramp
  • Adding a southbound right-turn lane on Highway 15 for traffic to access the westbound on-ramp
  • Repaving Highway 401 from the Highway 15 interchange easterly for one kilometre
  • Repairing pavement at the Highway 401 Division Street overpass
  • Installing overhead sign support structures in the eastbound direction at Sydenham Road.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in infrastructure is part of Ontario's plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • The contract was awarded to Pomerleau Inc, from Montréal, Quebec, for $26.8 million.
  • Approximately 49,400 vehicles travel this section of Highway 401 every day.
  • Ontario is committing over $2.1 billion to repair and expand provincial highways and bridges across the province.

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“Highway 401 is critical for the movement of people and goods in this region, with almost 50,000 vehicles traveling along this stretch every single day. Replacing the Cataraqui Bridge and adding additional lanes will help keep traffic moving and improve your daily commute.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

“This is great news for our region. The Highway 401 and Highway 15 interchange is an important interprovincial route for commercial, recreational and local traffic and serves as a major access point to the City of Kingston. These improvements are critical to improving traffic flow.”

Sophie Kiwala

MPP for Kingston and the Islands

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