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401 expansion project in Cambridge gets $96-million boost

Last Updated Jan 27, 2017 at 1:36 pm EDT

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A big boost for the 401 through Cambridge.

Local MP’s announced Friday that the Government of Canada will be contributing over $96-million towards the highway expansion project between Townline and Hespeler Road.

The project involves widening the 401 from six to ten lanes between Hespeler and Townline, installing new high occupancy vehicle lanes, and replacing the Hespeler and Franklin Boulevard bridges which sit over the highway.

In a release, officials say the project aims to improve safety and traffic flow through the region, and the high occupancy vehicle lanes aim to promote environmentally-friendly transportation–like carpooling.

According to the Ontario Government’s website, they’re targeting 2021 or 2022 completion date for the stretch between Hespeler and Townline.