Ford Expected to Follow Through on Highway 3 Promise

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Ontario's Minister of Transportation will be in Leamington Monday for an, "important announcement."

It's expected that Caroline Mulroney is coming to follow through on a promise by Doug Ford to widen Highway 3 from Essex to Leamington.

Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls, Essex County Warden Gary McNamara and mayors from throughout the county will be hand at Highway 3 and Setterington Lane for a news conference at 11:15am.

Officials throughout the region were disappointed the project was left out of the provincial budget for 2019.

The stretch of highway has had several fatal crashes over the years.

Ford promised to widen the road while campaigning in Essex County in May of 2018.