TORONTO — The Ontario government has confirmed the preferred route for a new 400-series highway and transit corridor across York, Peel and Halton regions.
The GTA West corridor will include a four- to six-lane 400-series highway and separate infrastructure dedicated for transit and passenger stations, as well as intelligent transportation features and truck parking, stated an Aug. 7 release.
The preferred route consists of the route and interchange locations. Preliminary design and further consultations will be undertaken over the next two years as the design is further developed.
The route connects with the 401 in the east, east of Trafalgar Road in Halton, proceeds north and then east north of 17 Sideroad in Peel, then connecting with the 400 south of King Road in York Region.
The route incorporates feedback received from stakeholders and the public as well as new land use and environmental information.
“The Greater Golden Horseshoe is an economic driver for the province and addressing transportation needs in this region is essential to the competitiveness of our economy,” said Caroline Mulroney, minister of transportation, in the statement. “The GTA West Corridor will help alleviate traffic congestion and improve the movement of people and goods across the province.”
The environmental assessment for the GTA West Corridor is expected to be complete by the end of 2022.