November 24, 2015 – The final stretch of the new Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway is now open to traffic.
This new section of Highway 401 between Highway 3 (Huron Church Road) and Ojibway Parkway will help improve access and mobility along the Detroit River.
Construction of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway began in 2011 and is the largest highway infrastructure project in Ontario’s history. As part of this investment, an eight-kilometre portion of Highway 401 between North Talbot Road and E.C. Row Expressway was opened on June 29, 2015. It is expected that full landscaping and other minor work will be completed in spring 2016.
“We are pleased to have reached this major milestone with the completion of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway,” said Steven Del Duca, minister of transportation. “This project has created more than 12,000 jobs and helps improve the movement of goods and people in the region. We thank the residents of Windsor and Essex County for their patience during the construction of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway.”
The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway includes:
- An extension of Highway 401 that runs from the area west of the North Talbot Road Bridge to E.C. Row Expressway, and then parallel to E.C. Row Expressway and Ojibway Parkway
- An extension of Highway 3, including the multi-lane roundabout to the area of E.C. Row Expressway where it links into Huron Church Road
- The 20 kilometre Parkway Trail that runs through 300 acres of green space
The $1.4 billion Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway is delivered through an Alternative Financing and Procurement model.
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