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Ontario starts prep work to convert Guelph, Ont. road into full-blown freeway

The latest upgrades to Highway 6 in Guelph will include building new interchanges, replacing an intersection with a bridge and adding a new municipal service road


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GUELPH, Ont.—The Government of Ontario has started the next phase of work to upgrade the Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) in Guelph, Ont. to a full freeway from Maltby Road north to the Speed River.

This latest plan includes design work for construction that will add several new interchanges, replace an intersection with a bridge and add a new municipal service road.

The province awarded the $13 million design contract to Los Angeles-based engineering firm AECOM July 14. It said the engineering and environmental design work for the project is expected to take two years to complete.

The project builds on the construction of the future Highway 6 Morriston Bypass, Highway 401 widening and improvements to the south end of the Hanlon Expressway.

“Future upgrades to Highway 6, along Hanlon Expressway will help keep drivers moving through this region with ease. Our government is making the daily commute easier and helping businesses move their goods quicker,” said Steven Del Duca, Ontario’s minister of Transportation.

Traffic volumes on Highway 6 in Guelph range from approximately 25,000 to 45,000 vehicles per day.


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