Ontario to widen Highway 401 in Mississauga to 12 lanes from six

$81 million project will create 800 construction jobs over three years

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—The Ontario government will widen a four-kilometre stretch of Highway 401 in Mississauga to 12 lanes from six.

Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement alongside transportation minister Steven Del Duca April 15.

“Adding six lanes on this stretch of Highway 401 will help improve traffic flow for residents and businesses,” Del Duca said.

Ontario said the project will cost $81 million, support 800 construction jobs and be completed by 2019.

Wynne said the infrastructure work will span Hurontario Street to the Credit River and will have two high-occupancy lanes.

The government says the expansion is one of 230 highway construction projects that are expected to begin this year.