You may need to plan an alternate if you have evening driving plans on Friday.
According to the Ministry of Transportation’s website, the on-ramp from Highway 8 to the 401 eastbound will be closed starting at 11 p.m.
The full ramp closure was in effect until Saturday morning — it reopened just before 7:30 a.m.
JUST IN: @511Ontario reporting a scheduled closure of the HWY 8 on-ramp to the 401 EB.
The shut down is expected to take effect tomorrow night at 11 p.m., and the on-ramp will stay closed until Saturday morning at 7 a.m. pic.twitter.com/sJUDwq4hjy
— Erin Anderson (@erinbailey_a) June 14, 2018
MTO Spokesperson Liane Fisher-Bloxam tells 570 NEWS the full ramp closure is required to temporarily extend the eastbound ramp lanes.
“This extension of the Highway 8 ramp lanes is part of the Ministry’s ongoing commitment to continuously monitor and implement opportunities to improve traffic conditions through the construction zone.”
Fisher-Bloxam adds there may be another headache for motorists in that same stretch on Friday night.
“To undertake this work, Highway 8 may be reduced to a single lane at Sportsworld Drive from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15, in advance of a full closure of Highway 8 at Highway 401.”
The MTO says this is all part of the ongoing project to widen the 401 from six to ten lanes between HWY 8 and Hespeler Road.
Emergency detours will be in place through construction – and motorists can use Hespeler to access the 401 eastbound throughout the HWY 8 ramp closure.
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