The Ontario government will widen a four-kilometre stretch of Highway 401 in Mississauga from 6 lanes to 12.
The project will be part of $2.1 billion in road and bridge construction across Ontario.
The work on the 4 km stretch from Hurontario Street to the Credit River will begin later this year and is expected to be complete in fall 2019.
Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Mississauga today with Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca to announce the start of construction on the $81-million project.
This stretch of the 401 will have 10 general purpose lanes and two High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.
The widening of Highway 401 is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history, about $160 billion over 12 years.
Premier Wynne says “By expanding and improving our highway network we are helping to grow our economy and create jobs and new opportunities all across our province.”
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says “Adding six lanes on this stretch of Highway 401 will help improve traffic flow for residents and businesses.”
Kicking off 2016 construction season! We’re doubling lanes on the 401 in Mississauga for a quicker, easier commute. pic.twitter.com/IwoHPINGuV
— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) April 15, 2016