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401 widening through Cambridge gets green light

Construction to widen the highway from six to ten lanes between Hespeler Road and Townline Road will begin later this year
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The province is going ahead with Phase Two of the Highway 401 expansion through Cambridge.

Construction to widen the highway from six to ten lanes between Hespeler Road and Townline Road will begin later this year.

High Occupancy Vehicle lanes are also planned for that stretch.

The project was originally planned to begin in the spring of 2019, but was put under review by the Ford government.

It's expected construction will take just over two years taking us to 2023 before work is complete.

"Widening Highway 401 in the Cambridge area will bring economic benefits to our local community and make it easier for businesses and families travelling on this vital highway corridor," said Belinda Karahalios, MPP for Cambridge, in a release. "This announcement is part of our government's commitment to this region and for keeping the province moving."

Cambridge MP Bryan May adds, "The work to widen Highway 401 will improve traffic flow and make travel safer for residents and businesses...the project will also make transportation of goods through our region more efficient. Ultimately, safer roads with less congestion will keep Cambridge moving."

This is the second widening project on the 401 through Cambridge. Last year, work from Highway 8 to Hespeler finished.




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