Ontario, Canada Partner to Expand Highway 404

Ontario and Canada are partnering to expand Highway 404, to reduce congestion and provide an easier and safer drive for families and commuters travelling through York Region.

Today, Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, was joined by Jane Philpott, MP for Markham-Stouffville, to announce the new highway upgrades.  “We are pleased to partner with the federal government on this important project that will help keep good moving across the GTHA,” (Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area).  Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said.

The province and the federal government are widening the existing highway from six to eight lanes and adding an HOV lane in each direction between Highway 407 ETR and Stouffville Rd., for an approximate length of 10.4 kilometers. In addition, the project will include the construction of a new 171-vehicle carpool lot at Major Mackenzie Dr., rehabilitation of two overpasses at Highway 7, widening of the 16th Ave. overpasses, and replacement of the Rouge River overpasses.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

“The Highway 404 project will help support the growing community’s transit needs and the movement of goods along this important travel route, today and in the future,” MP for Markham-Stoufville, and Health Minister Jane Philpott said.  The federal government has invested $46 million in the project.