MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE JOINS MPP LECCE TO REVIEW PROGRESS OF HIGHWAY 427 EXPANSION PROJECT
Updated: Jan 23, 2019
The Highway 427 Expansion will Reduce Congestion and Grow the Economy
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January 22, 2019
Vaughan - Stephen Lecce, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for King-Vaughan, Deputy Government House leader, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and Minister of Infrastructure, along with Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure, toured the construction site of the Highway 427 Expansion project in Kleinburg.
"Our government is delivering the 427 Expansion to reduce congestion and travel time on the roads, while increasing the productivity of our economy," said MPP Stephen Lecce. "We are focused on building infrastructure, like the 427 Expansion, that reduces crippling gridlock in the region, while also expanding all three GO Stations and parking lots at King City, Rutherford, and Maple GO Stations."
The visit to the project consisted of a detailed tour through the 427 Expansion construction zones between Zenway Boulevard and Major Mackenzie Drive, an in-depth briefing on the status of construction at LINK427 headquarters, and meetings with local contractors and on-site employees to provide an update on the progress of the project. The tour also included a viewing of the project's blueprints and an overview of the construction site using aerial drone footage.
“As someone who commutes to work, I understand the frustration of being stuck in traffic. That's why our Government for the People is investing in projects like this one, the Highway 427 Expansion, that make life easier for the people of this province,” said Minister Monte McNaughton. "I want to thank Stephen Lecce for inviting me into his riding, it's been a real pleasure working with him to make a difference in people's lives. The people of King-Vaughan are lucky to have him."
MPP Stephen Lecce confirmed the $616 million-dollar project is on-track and on-budget. the projects will create jobs and opportunities across York Region by enabling more efficient and expedient travel through the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It will save commuters valuable time and money and enable businesses to improve their productivity and connectivity.
The Ontario government is focused on ensuring taxpayer dollars align with and meet the needs of communities and families. Better infrastructure investment decisions allow the government to maximize the economic benefits of these projects for the people of Ontario.