Southern Highways Program 2012 to 2016

Expansion Projects 2012-2016

Expansion Projects 2012-2016

Widening Highway 7/8 through Kitchener

Construction crews have begun widening Highway 7/8 from four to six lanes between the Fischer-Hallman Road and Courtland Avenue in west Kitchener. Expanding the highway for 6.5 km will ease congestion during rush hour as commuters head to and from west Kitchener neighbourhoods.

Eleven bridges will be widened and repaired, and a new concrete median barrier will be built to separate eastbound and westbound lanes keeping traffic flowing efficiently and safely. The work begins this year with repairs to Fischer-Hallman Bridge. Work will move east in subsequent years, finishing in 2015.

 Highway 7-8, West Kitchener, Homer Watson Blvd, Arial view
Highway 7-8, West Kitchener, Homer Watson Blvd, Arial view

 Highway 7-8 construction, West Kitchener, pavement work
Highway 7-8 construction, West Kitchener, pavement work

 Highway 7-8 construction, West Kitchener, pavement work
Highway 7-8 construction, West Kitchener, pavement work


 

Southern Expansion 2012-2016

Southern Expansion map of expansion projects from 2012 to 2016

Southern Expansion 2012-2016

Map # Region Hwy Location Type of Work Target Completion Date
1 WR 3 Leamington to Windsor, Phase 2, Essex County Rd. 11 to west junction Essex County Rd. 34 Two to five-lane widening 2012
2 WR 6 Hanlon Expressway, Laird Rd., Guelph New interchange 2013
3 WR 7N Kitchener to Guelph New four- lane highway Beyond 2016
4 CR 7 Brock Rd., Pickering to Hwy 12, Durham, FLOW Two to four-lane widening 2013
5 WR 7 & 8 Fischer-Hallman Rd. to Courtland Ave., Kitchener Four to six-lane widening 2015
6 WR 8 Kitchener Waterloo Expressway, Grand River to Highway 401, Build Canada Fund (BCF)* Four to six and four to eight-lane widening / resurfacing 2012
7 ER 17 Arnprior By-Pass, Phase 1, Regional Rd. 29 to Division St. Two to four-lane widening 2012
8 CR 26N Wasaga to Collingwood, Sixth line to existing Hwy 26, Phase 3A, Simcoe New four- lane highway 2012
9 ER 62 Hwy 401 to Foxboro, Belleville Two to four and five-lane widening 2014
10 CR 401 Hwy 410 to Hurontario St., Peel New interchange / widening 2013
11 ER 401 Hwy 15 to Frontenac Cty. Rd. 38 - Phase 4 - Montreal St. and CNR overheads, Kingston Bridge replacement / widening / interchange improvements 2015
12 ER 401 Hwy 15 to Frontenac County Rd. 38, Phase 2, west of Sydenham Rd. to west of Montreal St., Kingston Four to six-lane widening 2012
13 WR 401 Colonel Talbot Rd. to Veterans Memorial Pkwy, London including Wonderland Rd. and Veterans Memorial Pkwy New interchange / interchange improvements 2016
14 WR 401 & 3 Hwy 401 and Hwy 3 through Tecumseh, LaSalle and Windsor New six-lane below grade freeway / new four-lane at-grade service rd. network 2015
15 WR 402 Bluewater Bridge to east of Murphy Rd., Sarnia (BIF)* Two to four westbound-lane widening 2014
16 WR 403 Oak Park Interchange, Brantford (Parnership with Brantford) Interchange improvements / bridge rehabilitation 2013
17 CR 404 Queensville Side Rd. to Ravenshoe Rd., York, Phase 4 of 4 (FLOW) New four- lane highway 2014
18 CR 404 Green Lane to Queensville Side Rd., York, Phase 3 of 4 (FLOW) New four- lane highway 2014
19 CR 406 Port Robinson Rd. to Main St., Niagara Two to four-lane widening 2015
20 CR 407E Brock Rd. to Harmony Rd. including a connection to Hwy 401 east of Lake Ridge Rd (Phase 1) New 10km 6-lane highway, 12km 4-lane highway and 10km 4-lane freeway to freeway connection 2015
21 ER 417 Eagleson Rd. to Hwy 7, Ottawa (HOV)* Four to eight and four to six-lane widening 2014
22 ER 417 - OQW Hwy 416 to Anderson Rd., Phase 3D, Carling Ave. westbound and Kirkwood Ave. bridges, Ottawa Bridge replacements / widening 2013
23 ER 417 - OQW Hwy 416 to Anderson Rd., Phase 4B, Cyrville Rd. bridge, Ottawa Bridge replacement 2012
24 ER 417 - OQW Hwy 416 to Anderson Rd., Phase 5, Nicholas St. to Ottawa Rd. 174, Ottawa Six to eight-lane widening / bridge replacements / rehabilitation / widenings 2015

Project timing may be affected by funding, property acquisition, environmental considerations, approvals, traffic staging, design changes, unexpected field conditions, and weather.

* BCF: Building Canada Fund, BIF: Border Infrastructure Fund, HOV: High Occupancy Vehicle, ISF: Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.