Ministry of Transportation
Province Adding an HOV Lane to Keep People Moving
Mississauga, ON – Dec 8, 2017
Ontario has opened two new lanes on Highway 427, including a new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane, to help improve traffic flow and get people where they’re going sooner.
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, Shafiq Qaadri, MPP for Etobicoke North, Peter Milczyn, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, and Linda Jeffrey, Mayor of Brampton, made the announcement today and opened the HOV lane, which runs southbound from Morningstar Drive to Fasken Drive. The province has also opened a new general purpose northbound lane from Woodbine to Finch, which brings this 4.5-kilometre portion of the highway to a total of seven lanes. This work is part of the ongoing Highway 427 widening project, which is scheduled for completion in July 2018, and will create or sustain approximately 580 direct or indirect jobs.
High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes with electronic tolling will also be implemented in 2021 in both directions, from south of Highway 409 to north of Rutherford Road, a distance of approximately 15.5 kilometres. No existing general purpose lanes will be removed to accommodate the HOT lanes.
Improving highways to get traffic moving is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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