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Improvements announced for Ontario’s Highway 400


April 12, 2013
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

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April 15, 2013, Simcoe County, Ont. – Motorists travelling on Highway 400 will soon
benefit from major road and bridge improvements, announced today by the
Honourable Peter Van Loan, Government House Leader and Member of Parliament for
York-Simcoe, and the Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure
and Minister of Transportation.

April 15, 2013, Simcoe County, Ont. – Motorists travelling on Highway 400 will soon
benefit from major road and bridge improvements, announced today by the
Honourable Peter Van Loan, Government House Leader and Member of Parliament for
York-Simcoe, and the Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure
and Minister of Transportation.

 

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"These
improvements to Highway 400, along with recent investments at the local
hospital and college, are all examples of Ontario's commitment to renewing and
repairing critical infrastructure in the region and across the province,"
said the Honourable Glen Murray. "These highway improvements will
contribute to smoother travel for motorists and will reduce future maintenance
costs. "

 

"Our
Highway 400 corridor will soon be the engine that drives our local
economy," said Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor Doug White. "Infrastructure
improvements today lead to major employment tomorrow. I am very pleased all
levels of government have come together to make it happen."

 

"All
levels of government are coming together today to benefit our region,"
said County of Simcoe Warden Cal Patterson. "This funding will assist with
infrastructure projects that will not only help stimulate our economy and
create jobs for Simcoe County residents, but also keep them safer while travelling
our roads."

 

Through
the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund, the governments
of Canada and Ontario are each setting aside up to $41.5 million to
rehabilitate more than 26 kilometres of Highway 400 from north of Canal Road to
Innisfil Beach Road in Simcoe County. Work will include asphalt resurfacing,
drainage repairs and median barrier replacement, improving the safety and ride
quality when driving through the area.

 

Federal
funding under the Major Infrastructure Component is conditional upon the
completion of a review of the project, the completion of environmental
assessments and the signing of a contribution agreement.

 

Additionally,
through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, Canada and Ontario will provide
up to $26 million in joint funding for additional Highway 400 improvements,
including a bridge replacement at the Crown Hill overpass, a new interchange at
Highway 400 and 5th Line, and the four laning of 5th Line. Simcoe County and
the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury are also contributing towards the cost of
the interchange at 5th Line.

 

Overall,
through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, the Government of Canada is
providing a total of $175 million to 44 initiatives to strengthen
infrastructure in Ontario. Ontario is contributing $173 million toward these
initiatives, while other partners, including municipalities, will provide
another $54 million.