Transport Minister to announce speed limit pilot project

The Transportation Minister is expected to make an announcement today that could have an impact on your daily commute.

Jeff Yurek is expected to announce details on a plan to test higher speed limits on some of the 400 series highways.

He discussed the idea on NEWSTALK 1010's The Jerry Agar Show last week.

"We'll pick a number of different highways throughout the province, change the speed limit, and see how it goes forward," Yurek said.

We're expecting to learn today, which highways will be involved in a pilot project and exactly what the new speed limits will be.

Yurek noted last week that the 400 series highways were built for a safe speed of 120 km/hr. 

The announcement is being made near Highway 402 in Delaware, just outside London.