The Government of Ontario welcomed the official start of the $640-million widening of Highway 401 with an official groundbreaking ceremony.

“Our government is committed to strengthening Ontario’s highway network and making Ontario open for business,” said Associate Minister of Transportation Kinga Surma. “This crucial expansion of Highway 401 means that thousands of Ontarians will spend less time in traffic and more time on the things that matter to them – being with family, friends or at work.”

The project will widen 18 kilometres of highway from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton and includes reconstruction of bridges as well as upgrades to support facilities and features. Construction is underway and drivers can expect to use the expanded highway by 2022.

Once completed, the expanded highway will include:

  • 12 lane core-collector system from the Credit River to Winston Churchill Boulevard.
  • 10 lanes from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Highway 407 ETR/ Highway 401 interchange.
  • 12 lane core-collector system from Highway 407 ETR/ Highway 401 interchange to James Snow Parkway.
  • 10 lanes from James Snow Parkway to RR 25.
  • Median High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.
  • New or improved support facilities and features, such as drainage, lighting, signage and carpool lots.

West Corridor Constructors was awarded the contract to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project, a consortium that includes Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., Amico Design Build Inc., Parsons Inc., and National Bank Financial Inc.

Construction is underway and drivers can expect to use the expanded highway by 2022.

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