• August 23, 2007 2:00 PM
  • - General

McGuinty Government Moving Forward With Highway 410 Extension


    Completion Of 410 To Ease Congestion Woes

    BRAMPTON, ON, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is committed to
extending Highway 410 north to Highway 10 in Caledon to relieve congestion and
get commuters home to their families, Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield
announced today.
    "Highway 410 is a very busy commuter route," said Cansfield. "That is why
we are moving forward with the final phase of construction to extend the 410
north to Caledon. This much-needed extension will take the burden off local
roads - up to 60,000 drivers per day are expected to use this new section of
highway once it's completed."
    Work to extend Highway 410 to Mayfield Road is almost complete.
Northbound lanes are expected to open by the end of August and southbound
lanes will open in September. Work on the final phase of construction to
extend the 410 from Mayfield Road to Highway 10 in Caledon is underway and is
scheduled to be completed by 2009.
    The $42-million contract for the final phase of construction was awarded
to B. Gottardo Construction Limited of Woodbridge. The highway will be
lengthened four more kilometres from Mayfield Road to Highway 10 and three new
bridges and a new interchange at Valleywood Boulevard will be built. The
government in partnership with the Region of Peel is investing nearly $160
million to extend Highway 410 from Bovaird Drive to Highway 10.
    "This long awaited extension is great news for my community," added
Brampton-Centre MPP Linda Jeffrey. "It shows our government's commitment to
residents and commuters in Brampton and Caledon. Our continuing prosperity
depends on a safe and efficient highway network."
    "Hard work and responsible government collaboration make the Highway 410
extension a reality," said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair. "I am certain this new
extension will be well travelled and appreciated. This will prepare Peel for
future growth."
    "The McGuinty government understands how important it is to support
growing communities in Peel Region," concluded Cansfield. "The Highway 410
extension will reduce congestion, support the local economy and help keep
Ontario moving forward."
    Since 2003, the McGuinty government has committed $6.3 billion in
highways, roads and bridges and invested $4.9 billion in public transit,
including over $1.8 billion in GO Transit. On June 15, 2007, the McGuinty
government announced MoveOntario 2020, a $17.5-billion rapid transit plan for
the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton.
    For up-to-date road condition information on major highways in the area,
visit www.roadinfo.mto.gov.on.ca or call the ministry's road information line
at 416-235-4686, or toll-free at 1-800-268-4686.Disponible en français

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For further information: Media Contacts: Jamie Rilett, Minister's
Office, (416) 327-9134; Bob Nichols, Communications Branch, (416) 327-1158;
Public Inquiries: (416) 235-4686 (GTA), 1-800-268-4686 toll free,
1-866-471-8929 TTY