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Final phase of Ontario’s Highway 3 widening begins

March 12, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff

(Photo credit: The Government of Ontario)

WINDSOR, Ont. – The final phase of widening work on Highway 3 between Essex and Leamington has begun this week, with Premier Doug Ford also announcing a number of other roadbuilding initiatives aimed at easing traffic across Southwestern Ontario.

This final phase will involve the expansion of 15.6 kilometres of Highway 3 from two to four lanes and the widening of five existing intersections. As a part of this work, the project will also see the addition of traffic signals to three other intersections and the resurfacing of existing lanes.

Alongside the last stages of the widening project, $50 million is being invested for a new interchange set to be built at Windsor’s Banwell Road and E.C. Row Expressway. This project was initially announced in June 2023, with funding confirmed this week. Additionally, a new interchange connecting Highway 401 to Lauzon Parkway has also been announced.

As part of the government’s Connecting the Southwest transportation plan draft, these projects are all intended to curb gridlock traffic and make travel, commuting and the transfer of goods simpler across the southwestern region of the province, the government said in a press release.


“Under the leadership of Premier Ford, our government is proud to deliver game-changing projects that will get drivers in Windsor-Essex where they need to go, faster than ever,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation. “We will continue to invest in infrastructure that creates meaningful jobs and saves families and businesses time and money.”

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