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Update on Highway 417 Widening Project

The OECA has spoken with representatives from the Ministry of Transportation regarding the closure of the Lees Avenue on-ramp (eastbound) due to the widening of Highway 417 (the Queensway). We have been advised that the on-ramp will not be closed until spring 2013. The delay is a result of the ministry’s decision to combine the widening project with the city’s light rail eastward expansion, and therefore one contractor will be selected for the combined job. That contractor is expected to be chosen in late 2012 and the work will begin in spring 2013. For more information about the project, please visit the OECA’s transportation page here.