Windsor, Ontario – The governments of Canada and Ontario, in partnership with the County of Essex, have announced funding for the widening of Essex County Road 22 from Lakeshore Boulevard to Patillo Road. Funding for this strategy comes from the Canada-Ontario Border Infrastructure Fund, a joint commitment by the federal and provincial governments to invest $300 million in the Windsor Gateway.
The widening of Essex County Road 22 from two lanes to four lanes, including major improvements to the Pike Creek bridge, will provide improved traffic operations, better highway access to the border for regional commercial and commuter traffic in Essex County, and improvements to safety and capacity.
“The Government of Canada is committed to working with our municipal partners and the Province of Ontario in the development of additional border capacity and to implementing projects identified under the Let’s Get Windsor-Essex Moving strategy,” said the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
“Initiatives such as the widening of County Road 22 will help the community prosper by relieving traffic congestion and improving traffic flows,” said Jeff Watson, Member of Parliament for Essex.