The provincial government reports it will be launching a study of bridges and interchanges along the 401 corridor between Kingston and Highway 416 near Prescott to evaluate the transportation needs of Eastern Ontario.
The announcement was made Friday in Mallorytown by Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and MPP for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. Also in attendance were Brett Todd, Mayor of Prescott, Robin Jones, Mayor of Westport and Pay Sayeau, Mayor of Edwardsburgh Cardinal.
“Our government is committed to studying the need for rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and interchanges along this stretch of the 401 corridor, for today and tomorrow,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “This study will inform our planning for the future transportation needs in Eastern Ontario.”
The project will help determine future needs for upcoming rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and interchanges along that stretch of the 401 and scheduled to begin in spring of 2020.
“My constituents want to see action by our government and an understanding of the future needs for bridges and interchanges along the 401 corridor,” added Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. “Investing in projects like this demonstrates our government’s commitment to Highway 401 safety and sends a clear signal that we’re actively planning to meet the future transportation needs of Eastern Ontario.”