Ontario Moving Forward with Bridge Study in Eastern Ontario
Work Will Determine Future Needs Along Highway 401
MALLORYTOWN - Ontario is keeping its promise to evaluate the transportation needs of Eastern Ontario by launching a study for bridges and interchanges along the 401 corridor between Kingston and Highway 416.
Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and MPP for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes were at the ONroute Mallorytown North centre to make the announcement. They were joined by Brett Todd, Mayor of Prescott, Robin Jones, Mayor of Westport and Pay Sayeau, Mayor of Edwardsburgh Cardinal.
The study, which will commence in spring of 2020, will help determine future needs for upcoming rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and interchanges along Highway 401 between Kingston and Highway 416. This work will help planners make the right decisions about future infrastructure projects which will reduce delays and keep traffic moving along this critical stretch of highway.
"Our government is committed to studying the need for rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and interchanges along this stretch of the 401 corridor, for today and tomorrow," said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. "This study will inform our planning for the future transportation needs in Eastern Ontario."
"My constituents want to see action by our government and an understanding of the future needs for bridges and interchanges along the 401 corridor," said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. "Investing in projects like this demonstrates our government's commitment to Highway 401 safety and sends a clear signal that we're actively planning to meet the future transportation needs of Eastern Ontario."