Southern Highways Program 2010-14

Planning for the Future

Projects Beyond 2014

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 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

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

Identified on the following page 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 2014.

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Future Southern Ontario Projects

Northern Ontario Safety Initiatives


Area Planning Studies Description
Brantford to Cambridge Corridor Study
GTA - West Corridor Planning and EA Study
Niagara to GTA Corridor Planning and EA Study
Peterborough / Hwy 7 Area Planning and Highway Corridor Study
Simcoe Area Area Transportation Study
Highway Description
3 Windsor to Leamington, Phase 3
5/6 Interchange, Hamilton
6 Morriston to Guelph
6 Hanlon Expressway interchanges, Guelph
6N Extension to Caledonia
6N North of Freelton to Maltby Rd., Guelph
7N Kitchener to Guelph
7 Hwy 7, Town of Perth limits
7 Scott’s Corners to Fowlers Corners, Peterborough
7/8 Stratford to New Hamburg
8 Sportsworld Dr. to Hwy 401, interchange improvements, Waterloo
11 Gravenhurst to Huntsville, interchanges
12 South Jct. Hwy 48 to north Jct. County Rd. 48, Beaverton
17 Arnprior to Renfrew
26 Stayner to Thornbury
35 Hwy 115 to Lindsay
40 Lambton Rd. 34 to Hwy 402, Sarnia
89 Hwy 400 to Rosemont
400 Toronto to Barrie
400 Major Mackenzie Dr. to King Rd., Vaughan (High Occupancy Vehicle lanes)
400 Rest areas, south of MacTier
400 Muskoka Rd. 33, Township of Georgian Bay
401/400 Interchange, Toronto
401 Montreal St. to Hwy 15, Kingston
401 Burnham St. to County Rd. 45, Cobourg
401 Mississauga to Milton
401 Cambridge to Wellington County / Halton region boundary
401 Hwy 8 to Hespeler Rd., Cambridge
401 Hwy 4 to Hwy 402, London
401 Wellington Rd. to Highbury Ave., London
401 Chatham - Kent
403 QEW to Hwy 407, Oakville / Mississauga
404 Hwy 7 to Newmarket
406 Welland to Port Colborne
410 Hwy 401 to Bovaird Dr., Brampton
427 Hwy 409 to Hwy 407, Toronto (High Occupancy Vehicle lanes)
427 Corridor Study, Vaughan
QEW McLeod Rd. to Mountain Rd., Niagara Falls
QEW Garden City Skyway, Niagara
QEW Hwy 403 interchange, Oakville
QEW Hwy 403 to Hwy 427


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