Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives have pulled a major Toronto-area highway project quashed by the previous Liberal government from the dustbin, relaunching an environmental assessment (EA) into the potential Greater Toronto Area West Highway Corridor. Jeff Yurek, Ontario’s minister of Transportation, was in Brampton July 19 to announce the provincial about-face on the project. It would run, roughly, north from Highway 401 east of Milton, around Brampton and northeast to Hwy. 400 in Vaughan, Ont. The EA process was paused in 2015 and shelved entirely in 2018. “Resuming the EA for the GTA West Corridor will ensure we can build more transportation infrastructure in the future that meets the needs of the people as our economy grows,” he said in a release READ HERE
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