Hwy 401 to be widened between Mississauga and Milton

The provincial government has announced a plan to widen an 18 km stretch of Hwy 401 between Mississauga and Milton.

The target area runs from the Credit River to Hwy 25 where the highway is six lanes across.

The new, wider 401 will grow to:

-12 lanes from the Credit River to Winston Churchill Blvd
-10 lanes from Winston Churchill Blvd to the Hwy 407/401 interchange
-12 lanes from Hwy 407/401 interchange to James Snow Pkwy
-10 lanes from James Snow Pkwy to Regional Road 25

High occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV) lanes will be part of the makeover.

The project is in its early stages with the government putting out a call for a request for qualifications.

It is not clear how soon construction might begin.

Last April, the government announced plans to expand Hwy 401 from six lanes to 12 between the Credit River and Hurontario St. That work is expected to be done by the fall of 2019.