March 12, 2007

Federal and provincial governments announce Highway 401 improvements in Ontario

Windsor, Ontario – Representatives of the federal and Ontario governments have announced the completion of the second phase of widening of Highway 401 from Windsor to Tilbury in Ontario. The two governments are investing more than $310 million to improve 46 km of the highway.

Phase one, involving widening and improving the highway between Essex Road 42 and Highway 77, was completed in December 2005. The second phase, from Puce Road to Manning Road, was completed in November 2006. The third phase, which commenced construction in spring 2006 and is expected to be completed by fall 2007, involves improvements between Highway 77 and Essex Road 27.

The highway starts at Windsor, Canada’s busiest commercial border crossing, passes through Toronto and links to the Quebec border at its eastern end.

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