This past week it was announced that Montreal’s Pomerleau Inc. has been awarded a $26.8 million Ontario government contract to replace the Cataraqui River Bridge and widening Highway 401 east of Kingston from four to six lanes.
The project is aimed at improving traffic flow for the approximately 49,400 vehicles that travel through this section of the 401 each day.
According to a government release, the project also includes:
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- Widening the Highway 15 interchange westbound on-ramp and eastbound off-ramp,
- Realigning the Highway 15 interchange westbound off-ramp with the westbound on-ramp
- Adding a southbound right-turn lane on Highway 15 for traffic to access the westbound on-ramp
- Repaving Highway 401 from the Highway 15 interchange easterly for one kilometre
- Repairing pavement at the Highway 401 Division Street overpass
- Installing overhead sign support structures in the eastbound direction at Sydenham Road.
Work is slated to begin in the spring and completed by 2020.
This construction is part of the Ontario government’s plan to spend over $2.1 billion for projects that include repairing and expanding highways and bridges across the province.