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Roads: GTA West Corridor—Highway 413—Guelph to 400

anb

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We take away the 413 plan, and in exactly 20 years from now it will be brought back up with an even bigger issue to follow. This is why we don’t get anywhere with anythhing, and if we move forward with this project, give it 5 years and everyone will be praising it.
 

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It’s nowhere near done yet. The Ford government has become slightly less supportive, but they haven’t killed the plan.
 

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We take away the 413 plan, and in exactly 20 years from now it will be brought back up with an even bigger issue to follow. This is why we don’t get anywhere with anythhing, and if we move forward with this project, give it 5 years and everyone will be praising it.
At the very least the ROW should be protected.
 

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At the very least the ROW should be protected.
It will most likely be protected regardless of any decision that gets made. The Ministry of Energy is planning to colocate a future transmission corridor within the GTA West ROW, so there is additional governmental interest in protecting this area for future infrastructure.
 

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We're not that far away from fully electric vehicle fleets (10-20 year horizons). That's within the horizon of building this highway (5-10 years).
Electric or not, the number of trucks on area roads is going up, and as industrial land becomes scarcer and more expensive in the 416 and immediately surrounding areas the number of warehouses/work yards/manufacturing etc. in areas like those just beyond where this highway is to go is going to increase greatly (for example, look at where Amazon has built and is building GTA distribution centres lately). These trucks are all going to be on municipal roads in that region without the highway. Congestion will increase. Costs will increase due to transit times for basically everything. This stuff cascades.

It all just wreaks of a "we'll regret not having done this in 20 years" scenario.
 

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The problem is the province will no doubt want to have a six-lane highway here eventually. That's why I'm against the highway. There are other ways to get industrial traffic moving faster.

Also this isn't the only place where industrial growth is happening? A fair bit is being designated along existing 400-series corridors, like in Halton Hills, Simcoe County, and I imagine Durham as well. There's also a lot of existing industrial zones that have plenty of vacant parcels for development.
 

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It's well documented in commercial sectors that there is a crazy shortage of industrial space right now, and tenants are looking further and further afield for space. Tenants that historically would have operated out of Mississauga or Vaughan are looking at Cambridge and Bradford now.
 

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