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Hwy. 404 HOV lanes in works from Hwy. 407 to Newmarket
June 25, 2015
By Laura Finney

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is looking at adding High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes in each direction along a 26 km stretch of Hwy. 404, a move that could be a boon to York Region drivers.

The ministry has started a Class Environmental Assessment to identify rehabilitation, operational and safety improvements along Hwy, 404 from the 407 ETR to Green Lane in Newmarket, and to contract staging and sequencing for future construction projects.

According to a presentation made during two Public Information Centres, existing and future traffic conditions require additional capacity on Hwy. 404.

Along with adding HOV lanes, the recommended plan includes proposed interchange improvements at both 16th Avenue and Mulock Drive; proposed bridge improvements; the implementation of a carpool at Major Mackenzie Drive and lighting improvements.

The study is being undertaken by MMM Group and once it is complete a Transportation Environmental Study Report will summarize the assessment.

This study will be made available to the public for 30 days.

Residents are invited to leave comments until July 14. For more information visit

To be added to the study contact list or to submit comments contact one of the project team members, Neil Ahmed 905-823-8500 x1241, Rebecca Palys 416-235-5566 or email