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Southern Highways Program
2008 to 2012

Planning for the Future

Projects beyond 2012

The Southern Highways Program outlines the projects that will be constructed over the next five years. These projects will ensure that we continue to support growth and address existing highway congestion by expanding and enhancing safety and efficiency on our highways.

The government is very aware of the need to plan for the long term to ensure a first-class transportation infrastructure for the future. The Ministry of Transportation continuously evaluates anticipated transportation needs. Potential future directions include:

  • Optimizing, expanding or extending existing highways
  • Developing new highway corridors
  • Identifying and implementing transportation solutions on strategic transportation corridors
  • Evaluating options for transit and other modes of transportation.

Identified on the following project list and on the "Planning for the Future" map are some projects in the planning stages to support growth and economic activities, improve traffic flow and enhance safety in southern Ontario. While the list includes projects that are not part of the current five-year construction plan, they are subject to further study and prioritization and may be considered for future construction.

In addition, the Ontario government is working in partnership with Canada, the United States and the State of Michigan on the Detroit River International crossing, and is committed to working with these partners to deliver a new river crossing, access road and inspection plazas by 2013.

Future Southern Ontario Projects

map of Southern Ontario, indicating locations of future highway projects

View enlarged "Planning for the future" map (1.2 mb)

  • Highway 3 - Leamington to Windsor, Phase 3
  • Highway 5/6 - Interchange, Hamilton
  • Highway 6 - Morriston to Guelph
  • Highway 6 - Hanlon Expressway, Guelph
  • Highway 6N - Extension to Caledonia
  • Highway 7 - Kitchener to Guelph
  • Highway 7 - Scott's Corners to Fowlers Corners, Peterborough
  • Highway 7/8 - New Hamburg to Stratford
  • Highway 7/8 - Fischer-Hallman Road to Courtland Avenue, Kitchener
  • Highway 11 - Gravenhurst to Huntsville, interchanges
  • Highway 12 - South Junction Highway 48 to north Junction County Road 48, Beaverton
  • Highway 24 - Cambridge to Brantford
  • Highway 26 - Stayner to Thornbury
  • Highway 35 - Highway 115 to Lindsay
  • Highway 40 - Highway 402 southerly, Sarnia
  • Highway 89 - Highway 400 to Rosemont
  • Highway 400 - Toronto to Barrie
  • Highway 400 - Rest areas, south of MacTier
  • Highway 400 - Muskoka Road 33, Township of Georgian Bay
  • Highway 401/400 - Interchange, Toronto
  • Highway 401 - Mississauga to Milton
  • Highway 401 - Highway 402 to Highway 4, London
  • Highway 401 - Chatham-Kent
  • Highway 401 - Highway 8 to Hespeler Road, Cambridge
  • Highway 401 - Montreal Street to Highway 15, Kingston
  • Highway 401 - Burnham Street to County Road 45, Cobourg
  • Highway 402 - Lambton Road 79, Watford
  • Highway 403 - QEW to Highway 407, Oakville/Mississauga
  • Highway 403 - Oak Park Road, Brantford
  • Highway 404 - Highway 7 to Newmarket
  • Highway 406 - Welland to Port Colborne
  • Highway 410 - 401 to Bovaird Drive
  • Highway 427 - Corridor study, Vaughan
  • Highway GTA-West - Corridor Study
  • Highway Niagara-GTA - Corridor Study
  • Highway Ottawa - Bypass corridor study
  • QEW - McLeod Road to Mountain Road, Niagara Falls
  • QEW - Highway 403 interchange, Oakville
  • QEW - Highway 403 to Highway 427