The Ontario government plans to double the size of one of the most congested stretches of Highway 401.

401 in Mississauga will be widened to 12 lanes from six

In December, Del Duca announced a HOT lane pilot on the QEW between Oakville and Burlington. In March, the province added HOT lanes to the Highway 427 expansion. The user data gathered on both will help plan future toll lane locations, he said Friday.

success has made this section of the 401 into one of the most congested stretches of highway . as anyone who has driven through rush hour will be able to attest, she said.

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Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the $81 million project beside the busy portion of highway near Mississauga Road. The plan will see four kilometres from Hurontario Street to the Credit River expanded from six to 12 lanes. The work is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019.

Although Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca didn rule out eventually tolling part of the highway, he said Friday that it not in the cards for this expansion.

will double the capacity of this critical stretch of road, Wynne said. will make a huge difference in people lives. Region is growing fast and that has put added strain on the highway as the morning and afternoon commutes slow through the area, Wynne said.

The plan would also see the rollout of two High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to promote car pooling. Del Duca said for now, the lanes will Women Canada Goose Camp Down Hoody Blue Singapore Price remain free to use if you have two or more passengers. He didn rule out eventually including the lanes in the province planned High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lane network.