The Government of Ontario is advancing several highway infrastructure projects in Southwestern Ontario, including the start of construction on the final phase of widening Highway 3 between Essex and Leamington and building a new interchange at Banwell Road and E.C. Row Expressway in Windsor. The province is also building a new interchange connecting Highway 401 to Lauzon Parkway.

“By widening Highway 3 and building the Banwell and Lauzon Parkway interchanges, we’re building the transportation infrastructure needed to tackle gridlock and support the region’s growing economy,” said Premier Doug Ford. “While previous governments ignored the province’s infrastructure needs, we’re getting it done for Windsor-Essex by getting shovels in the ground as part of our $28 billion plan to build roads and highways.”

The government is investing $50 million to build a new interchange at Banwell Road and E.C. Row Expressway. The Banwell interchange will improve access to Canada’s first electric vehicle battery plant while also supporting supply chain businesses across Windsor and the new Windsor-Essex hospital.

“Under the leadership of Premier Ford, our government is proud to deliver game-changing projects that will get drivers in Windsor-Essex where they need to go, faster than ever,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation. “We will continue to invest in infrastructure that creates meaningful jobs and saves families and businesses time and money.”

“The continued project for the widening of Highway 3 will be a game-changer for Windsor and Essex County during this exciting time of economic growth and development in our region. Windsor-Essex is home to several significant once-in-a-generation infrastructure projects including the EV battery manufacturing plant, a new international border crossing between Canada and the US, and a state-of-the-art regional acute care hospital, as well as thousands of new jobs,” said Drew Dilkins, Mayor of Windsor.

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“This region has been identified as one of the fastest-growing communities in Ontario and across Canada. Windsor needs a reliable and connected transportation network to get people and goods where they need to go, quickly and efficiently. I am thankful that the Ontario government continues to prioritize building and improving infrastructure that will help our region advance. My thanks to Premier Ford and Minister Sarkaria for their ongoing investments in Windsor-Essex.”

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