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Concerns raised over 401 reconstruction proposal


August 13, 2014
By Rock to Road

August 13, 2014, Chatham, Ont. – The Mayor of Chatham, Ont.
is expressing his concerns over a proposal for the reconstruction of Highway
401 through the community.

August 13, 2014, Chatham, Ont. – The Mayor of Chatham, Ont.
is expressing his concerns over a proposal for the reconstruction of Highway
401 through the community.

 

According to a report from CBC News’ Windsor office, Mayor
Randy Hope is concerned that the needs of his community will not be met based
on the current proposal tabled by the Ministry of Transportation. That proposal
calls for a 60km stretch of Highway 401 to be reduced to a single lane of
traffic for up to three years.

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The project calls for a reconstruction of the highway in its
current form, without expanding from four to six lanes. It also doesn’t include
reconstruction, expansion or rehabilitation of the Charing Cross Road
interchange south of Chatham, the primary exit leading to the city’s downtown
core.

 

The Ministry has said that, depending on timing for
approvals and funding, construction could begin as early as 2015.