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Highway 401 Milton-Mississauga Expansion

Expansion from Highway 25/Highway 401 (Milton) to Credit River/Highway 401 (Mississauga), 18kms, expanding 6 to 10/12 lanes.

From 6 to 10 lanes from Highway 25 to James Snow Parkway
From 6 to 12 lanes from James Snow Parkway to Highway 407/Highway 401
From 6 to 10 lanes from Highway 407/Highway 401 to Winston Churchill/Highway 401
From 6 to 12 lanes from Winston Churchill/Highway 401 to Credit River/Highway 401

http://urbantoronto.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/display-slideshow/images/articles/2017/04/26282/26282-91660.jpg

MTO Contract: *Not available yet*
Award Amount: *Not available yet* (could be in excess of $400M)
Starting of Construction: *Not available yet* (could be 2018)
Expected Completion: *Not available yet* (beyond 2020)

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2017/04/province-issues-rfq-18-km-highway-401-widening
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/highway-bridges/pdfs/southern-highways-program-2016-2020.pdf, Page 4
http://www.infrastructureontario.ca/Request-for-Qualifications-Issued-Hwy-401-Expansion/

Highway 401 Kitchener-Cambridge Hwy 8-Hespeler Rd Expansion

Expansion from Highway 8/Highway 401 (Kitchener) to Hespeler Rd/Highway 401 (Cambridge), 5.5kms, expanding 8 to 10 lanes.

Repairing, repaving and expanding a 4.2-kilometre section of Highway 401 from six to 10 lanes
Building one High Occupancy Vehicle lane in each direction
Widening and repairing the Grand River Electric Railway Overpass
Widening and repairing the CN rail overpass
Replacing four bridges over the Speed River
Repairing the Highway 8 bridge over Sportsworld Drive and the Highway 401 and Hespeler Road interchange bridge
Installing noise walls and retaining walls
Building wider outside shoulders for buses to bypass traffic
Realigning interchange ramps at Highway 8 and Hespeler Road
Implementing median-mounted High Mast Lighting
Construction is targeted for completion by summer 2019.

MTO Contract: 2014-3014
Award Amount: $121,719,000.00
Starting of Construction: June 8, 2015
Expected Completion: July 31, 2019

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/trip/construction_reports-southwestern.shtml#Contract2014-3014
https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2015/06/ontario-expanding-highway-401-in-cambridge.html
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/highway-bridges/pdfs/southern-highways-program-2016-2020.pdf, Page 3


Expansion from Hespeler Rd/Highway 401 (Cambridge) to Townline Rd/Highway 401 (Cambridge), approximately 5.2kms, expanding 6 to 10 lanes.
Recently announced confirmed expansion from Hespeler Road to Townline.

Expanding Highway 401 from 6 to 10 lanes
The reconstruction of the Highway 401 interchanges at Hespeler Road and Franklin Boulevard including replacement of the bridges
Reconstruction of Highway 401 to facilitate the interchange improvements
Rehabilitation of the Townline Road Bridge
Drainage improvements, illumination, overhead signs, traffic signals and retaining walls
A new noise wall that is proposed along the south side of Highway 401 just west of Franklin Boulevard

MTO Contract: *Not available yet*
Award Amount: *Not available yet* (estimated over $100M)
Starting of Construction: *Not available yet*
Expected Completion: 2021/2022

https://news.ontario.ca/moi/en/2017/01/highway-401-widening-to-improve-safety-and-traffic-flow-for-ontario-residents.html
http://highway401-hespeler-townline.ca/project-overview/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/hwy-401-to-expand-from-6-to-10-lanes-between-hespeler-and-townline-roads-1.3955192
http://www.570news.com/2017/01/27/401-expansion-project-cambridge-gets-96-million-boost/
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/highway-bridges/pdfs/southern-highways-program-2016-2020.pdf, Page 3


"The Sixes" Morriston-Guelph Bypass
Expansion from Highway 6 North/Highway 401 (Guelph) to Highway 6 South/Highway 401 (Morriston), 5.5kms, expanding 8 to 10 lanes.

Expanding Highway 401 from six to 10 lanes
Four-lane bypass from Freelton up to 401 and it actually involves adding additional lanes to the 401 from the [Highway] 6 intersection over to [Highway] 6 North
High occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes

MTO Contract: *Not available yet*
Award Amount: *Not available yet* (estimated over $30M)
Starting of Construction: 2020
Expected Completion: *Not available yet*

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/province-announces-new-hwy-6-bypass-and-hwy-401-widening-1.3510974
http://www.570news.com/2016/03/29/province-announces-plans-for-morriston-bypass-including-401-lane-expansion/
http://www.570news.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/3/2016/03/29/Morriston-Bypass-Map.jpg
http://www.latornell.ca/wp-content/uploads/files/presentations/2016/Latornell_2016_T1B_Khahy_Ho.pdf, Page 26
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/highway-bridges/pdfs/southern-highways-program-2016-2020.pdf, Page 3
 
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Start of Construction : August 19, 2009
Estimated End of Construction : August 09, 2013
Highway : 401
Length of Construction : 2.80 km
Close To : Toronto
Type of Contract : New Road Construction & Structures (Hwy 401 Core Collector system)
Value of Contract : $105,746,255.00
Description : Highway 401/403/410 TO HURONTARIO Street WIDENING FROM 6 to 12 LANES AND NEW COLLECTORS INCLUDING HURONTARIO Street INTERCHANGE REPLACEMENT.
Traffic Impact : Highway 401 from Highway 403 and 410 to west of Mclaughlin Road including Hurontario Street north and south of Highway 401. Expect delays up to 10 minutes. Nightly closures of two lanes of Highway 401 eastbound and westbound, Monday to Friday from ten in the evening until five in the morning, Friday to Saturday from ten in the evening until six in the morning and Saturday to Sunday from eleven in the evening until nine in the morning from Mavis Road to Highway 410.

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/trip/construction_reports-central.shtml#Contract2009-2031
 

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I know a bunch of people who won't be too pleased in the short run.
 

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true but a lot of the construction that they did on the 401 has made a huge impact.
 

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I always thought the widening/extension to Winston Churchill would be part of the same project. It really was needed a couple of years ago.
 

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I remember back in 1989 the Mississauga News saying it was supposed to be widened to the-then future Mavis Road by 1994!
 

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I remember back in 1989 the Mississauga News saying it was supposed to be widened to the-then future Mavis Road by 1994!
That will where it will start back to what there to day just west of it.

Been by the bridge and have seen no work as a week ago.
 

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That will where it will start back to what there to day just west of it.

Been by the bridge and have seen no work as a week ago.
I use the interchange daily. A few months ago the rerouted the electrical wires to the east side of the bridge. Then about a month or so ago the ran underground cables, again on the east side. Last night the shut down one lane in each direction.

Would it be possible to get a rendering of the interchange, highway will look once completed?
 

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I remember back in 1989 the Mississauga News saying it was supposed to be widened to the-then future Mavis Road by 1994!
They were close... only 15 years off.
Closer to 25-years off! This phase doesn't finish until 2013 ... and only widens to McLaughlin. It would be the next phase that would widen to Mavis (and hopefully past Mississauga Road). I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't start until 2014, with completion in 2018.
 

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Closer to 25-years off! This phase doesn't finish until 2013 ... and only widens to McLaughlin. It would be the next phase that would widen to Mavis (and hopefully past Mississauga Road). I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't start until 2014, with completion in 2018.
Well, 25 years is better than 26 no?
 

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Depends if you see this as a necessary expansion, or simply facilitating urban sprawl in Milton, Cambridge, and Guelph.
Places to Grow, and the Greenbelt should help prevent that, though development can always leapfrog the greenbelt. In any case, the investment we are seeing in public transit today should help ease the pain.
 

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