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Commuters take note: Hwy. 427 facelift coming

Sept. 2, 2014
By Sean Pearce

A seven-kilometre stretch of Hwy. 427 is poised to get a facelift.

Liberal Vaughan MPP and Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca was in Mississauga Tuesday morning to announce plans to widen the section of Hwy. 427, running between Steeles Avenue and Campus Road/Fasken Drive, with an aim to improve the flow of traffic and enhance safety.

With an estimated completion date of fall 2017, the $83-million project will see the length of highway in question expanded from five lanes to eight, including a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction, along with repaving and repair work to the roadway itself and eight bridges. It will also involve the installation of new high-mast lighting and median barriers.

Del Duca cited the project as an example of the government’s commitment to improving infrastructure in Ontario to help keep people and goods moving. He also drew attention to its potential to create and sustain some 830 construction jobs.