Highway 401 between Avenue Road and Bayview Avenue is undergoing repairs to ensure driver safety along the province’s busiest highway.
Ontario’s investment of $83.4-million includes repaving the highway and repairs to the Hogg’s Hollow Bridge, Yonge Street Bridge and the Yonge Street Ramp. These improvements will help keep this key corridor in top condition for the more than 370,000 drivers who use this section of highway daily. Construction is underway and also includes
-Replacing noise barriers in the north-east quadrant of the Highway 401 and Avenue Road interchange, reducing noise disruptions for local-area residents
-Installing new high mast lighting to improve visibility for drivers
-Improving the shoulder drainage system.
Work will take place in stages to limit the number of day time delays. Some work will be completed at night, resulting in minor delays from lane restrictions. The construction contract was awarded to Brennan Paving & Construction Ltd. of Markham and is expected to be complete in fall 2013.
QUOTES “Keeping highways such as the 401 in excellent shape is good for the economy. When goods and people are able to travel safely, Ontario benefits,” said Transportation Minister Jim Bradley.
“When we invest in highways we invest in people. This project will create jobs and help keep Toronto’s highway infrastructure in top condition,” said Don Valley West MPP Kathleen Wynne.
QUICK FACTS § Since 2003, the McGuinty government has committed $9-billion in highways, roads and bridges, and invested $7.4-billion in public transit. LEARN MORE Read the Ontario government’s five-year investment plan in highway construction for Southern Ontario.