Ontario widening 18 km of highway 401

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

MISSISSAUGA — Ontario is widening 18 kilometres of Highway 401 from Mississauga to Milton, a section of road that sees about 250,000 vehicles per day.

The project will widen the highway from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. It also includes reconstruction of bridges as well as upgrades to support facilities and features.

Construction on the $640 million project 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.

The project is being delivered through Infrastructure Ontario’s design, build and finance Public-Private Partnership model, which transfers appropriate risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.

West Corridor Constructors won the contract to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project.