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Ontario widening 401 through western GTA

Zone will be from Mississauga to Milton, a distance of 18 kilometres

March 7, 2018

TORONTO – Ontario is widening 18km of Highway 401 in Mississauga and Milton, to improve traffic flow and keep people and goods moving. The average daily traffic for Highway 401 in the Peel and Halton region is approximately 118,000 to 175,000 vehicles per day.

The province has issued a request for proposals to design and build the highway. The project will widen 18 kilometres of highway, from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton.

It includes:

  • A 12 lane core-collector system from Credit River to Winston Churchill Boulevard;
  • 10 lanes from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Highway 407 ETR / Highway 401 interchange;
  • A 12 lane core-collector system from Highway 407 ETR / Highway 401 interchange to James Snow Parkway;
  • 10 lanes from James Snow Parkway to Regional Road 25;
  • HOV lanes in each direction.

“Gridlock is the flip side to Mississauga’s continuing growth and dynamism,” said Bob Delaney, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville. “The widening and expansion of Highway 401 through northwest Mississauga will remove the bottleneck that slows eastbound morning traffic, and the westbound drive home. Mississauga residents will benefit from long-term ease of access, and save precious time. Adding HOV lanes will benefit drivers on Highway 401.”

The project is being delivered under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model, which transfers risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.

Prequalified teams are able to submit their proposal to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project, with the successful bidder expected to be announced in 2019.

The prequalified groups are: – Blackbird Infrastructure Group, including Dufferin Construction Company, Ferrovial Agroman Canada Inc., Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. and TD Securities – LINK401, including Dragados Canada Inc., Brennan Infrastructures Inc., Bot Infrastructure Ltd., WSP Canada Group Limited, ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Stonebridge Financial Corporation – West Corridor Constructors, including Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., Amico Design Build Inc., Parsons Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc.

In 2017/18, Ontario is committing more than $2.5 billion to repair and expand provincial highways and bridges across the province.