21st Jul, 2012

QEW a traffic nightmare: Highway construction coming?

The province is considering options to deal with the massive increase in highway traffic on Niagara’s stretch of the QEW expected over the next 2 decades.

Pour billions into public transit? Widen the QEW to 10 lanes? Build a mid-peninsula corridor?

The proposed Mid-Peninsula Highway would run above the Niagara Escarpment (south of the QEW) and connect Highway 403 in Hamilton to the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie. Despite the urgency of its construction, much study is needed to explore options that would minimize envimonmental and agricultural disruption.

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