Building Ontario with Highway 413Published on November 15, 2021
Over the next 30 years, the population of the Greater Golden Horseshoe is expected to reach 15 million. That means that in the next five years, and every five years after that, one million more people will be using highways to get to work every day and to get home at the end of the evening.
Our infrastructure needs to keep up with that growth - without a real plan, gridlocked traffic and commute times on existing highways will only get worse. That’s why we are moving forward with Highway 413.
By building this highway, we will bring relief to the most congested corridor in North America and save drivers 30 minutes each way on their commute. That means giving commuters another hour every day, and five more hours every week to spend at home instead of in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Reducing gridlock on existing highways also means less greenhouse gas emissions from commuters stuck in traffic.
In addition to reducing the time on the road for drivers, Highway 413 will link growing regions, provide better connections to housing and jobs, and attract increased investment in auto manufacturing and other industries. It will also support up to 3,500 jobs and generate up to $350 million in GDP every year.
At the end of the day – building this highway means accommodating future growth, new jobs for Ontarians, economic prosperity – and most importantly, getting you home faster every day.