Ministry of Transportation
Ontario and Canada Partnering to Expand Highway 404
Province Reducing Congestion and Improving Commutes for Families in York Region
Markham, ON – Dec 9, 2016
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.
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.
Expanding highways to reduce congestion and improve commuting is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.