Highway 6 bypass project moving forward
By Andrew Macklin
March 29, 2016 – The Government of Ontario announced it is moving forward with plans to improve traffic flow on Highway 6 between Freelton and Guelph.
This project includes a new five-kilometre route that bypasses the community of Morriston and provides an improved connection to Highway 401 and the Hanlon Expressway in Guelph.
The two-lane section of Highway 6, between Freelton and Guelph, is one of the busiest two-lane provincial highways in Ontario. Currently, more than 25,000 vehicles, including 2,800 commercial vehicles, travel through the Morriston every day.
Highway 401 will be widened from six to 10 lanes and include future High Occupancy Vehicle lanes. The project will also include construction of three new interchanges with improvements made to Highway 401 and existing Highway 6 interchanges, 11 new structures and construction of a local connection road.
The construction value will be made public at the time of contract award. Construction could start as early as 2020.