Intersection elimination on its way for Hanlon Expressway
Faster access to and from the highway. 401 is coming. On Thursday, the provincial government announced that it had launched a call for proposals to remove two level intersections along the Hanlon Expressway near the freeway.
“Our government is investing intelligently in motorways, roads and bridges to strengthen and expand our motorway network,” said Transport Minister Caroline Mulroney in a press release. “We are one step closer to building the next phase of this critical work to make our roads safer, reduce traffic congestion in the Morriston and Aberfoyle communities, and help this vital region grow.”
Interested bidders from the phase of expression of interest will be shortlisted this week and asked to submit proposals for design and construction, the communication says. These proposals will be considered by officials from the Department of Transportation after the submission process is completed in October, with construction expected to begin in late 2022.
The new junction is intended to increase safety and capacity along the Hanlon Expressway, the press release said. The removal of the level intersections is required to support future interchange improvements. 401 and Highway. 6 N.
The highway. 6 Corridor through Morriston is considered to be one of the busiest two-lane highways in Ontario with an average daily traffic of 23,000 to 26,000 vehicles per day.