Ontario to upgrade Hanlon Expressway to improve traffic flow


The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario has started the next phase of design works that will see Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) being upgraded to a full freeway in a north direction from Maltby Road to Speed River in Canada. 

This project is expected to improve safety, as well as traffic flow on Highway 6 in Guelph region. 

Traffic volumes on Highway 6 in Guelph range from around 25,000 to 45,000 vehicles a day. This phase of design is expected to take two years for completion.

Construction works include new interchanges at Kortright Road/Downey Road, as well as at the Stone Road similar to the one that was completed at Laird Road in 2013.

The intersection of College Avenue will be replaced with a bridge at Highway 6, while a new municipal service road west of Highway 6 will be built alongside a new interchange at Stone Road. 

"Our government is making the daily commute easier and helping businesses move their goods quicker."

Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca said: “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.”

This project builds on development of the future Highway 6 Morriston Bypass, Highway 401 widening and improvements to the south end of Hanlon Expressway.  AECOM was awarded the C$13m ($10.2m) design contract for both the projects.