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York Region announces road construction projects, avoid these headaches
April 11, 2017
Lisa Queen

There will be $250 million worth of construction headaches to avoid on York Region roads this year.

That’s how much the region is spending on its road and transit projects in 2017, Salim Alibhai, the transportation department’s director of capital planning and delivery, said.

With residents continuing to identify transportation as their top local concern, the region will spend $2.3 billion on roads and transit capital projects over the next 10 years, he said.

“Communities are growing really fast and we need to keep up with that growth and improve roads. We are doing whatever we can to invest in transportation,” Alibhai said.

“Investment includes doing the growth projects to build system capacity but we also need to maintain our (existing) road network.”

Major projects this year include:

The region is also buying 19 new buses, including six electric buses, and refurbishing 40 buses.