KINGSTON, ONT. — The widening of Highway 401 from four to six lanes, from west of the Cataraqui River Bridge to Highway 15 in Kingston, Ont. is now complete.
Ontario invested $26.8 million in the widening project. Highway 401 connects the Greater Toronto Area with southeastern Ontario and the U.S. for international trade and economic development. About 60,000 vehicles travel the stretch of highway every day.
“The Highway 401 and Highway 15 interchange provides access to the Canadian Forces Base, as well as many businesses and distribution centres located at the east-end of Kingston,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, in a June 18 statement. “It’s an essential part of our province’s supply chain and serves as a major access point to the City of Kingston for commercial, recreational and local traffic.”
“The new Cataraqui River Bridge, located over the Historical World Heritage Rideau Canal, and the one additional lane in each direction, will help traffic move safely along this important stretch of Highway 401,” said Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, in a statement.