How much would a new highway cost? And why should the existing Highway 401 be preserved?

If Premier Doug Ford is serious about building the road from Aylmer to Petrolia, he should definitely give that to the London transportation authority.

Because the estimates for just this project are $173 million, and the property price for 76.6 hectares of the existing highway is $110 million.

The proposed new highway would cost an estimated $1.6 billion.

What to do with Highway 401 is a problem the province’s must solve. How to find money that isn’t currently there is the problem. Doug Ford doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

But whether or not he decides to build a new highway to Otter, I don’t see any logic in doing so.

Yes, highway 407 in Vaughan is divided into two tollways, one between Toronto and Oshawa, one between Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo.

But if the freeway is as congested as the 407, then why not build the highway that would decrease traffic on the most congested section of highway, instead of the freeway at all?

It doesn’t make any sense.

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