Ontario government announces phase two of Morriston bypass construction

Ontario Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney reaffirmed her government's commitment to construction of the Morriston bypass on Monday. Caroline Mulroney-Twitter

An improved connection between Hamilton and Highway 401 is a step closer to reality.

Caroline Mulroney, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, has announced the approval of phase two of the construction of the Morriston bypass.

Phase two involves building a new interchange that will connect the 401 to Highway 6.

Mulroney says construction will begin as soon as the design work is complete, possibly this year, with a goal of completing the new interchange in 2025.

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“Our government understands how critical it is to improve the link between Hamilton and Guelph to reduce gridlock across Highway 401,” said Mulroney during Monday’s announcement.

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Mulroney added that it’s about “keeping the transportation infrastructure in place to keep people and businesses moving” as the population of the Greater Golden Horseshoe grows to a projected 15 million people by 2051.

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