July 20, 2020 By Ontario Construction News Staff Writer
On July 15, it was confirmed that a new highway 7 will be built to connect Guelph and Kitchener by the provincial government.
â€œWe heard loud and clear that a new Highway 7 has long been a top priority for local residents, therefore todayâ€™s commitment is a clear signal that we are moving forward on this essential project,â€ area MPPs Mike Harris, Amy Fee and Belinda Karahalios said in a joint statement.
New Highway 7 has been talked about for decades and the preliminary work including environmental and the Victoria Street overpass have been completed. The province has committed to fund the project with $2.6 billion dollars for their allotment to infrastructure projects together with $760 million for expansion projects.
â€œThe County of Wellington is pleased that the Ford government is making good on its commitment to take infrastructure renewal across this province seriously. The moving from talk to action is the hallmark of good government, and weâ€™re pleased weâ€™re getting closer to action,â€ said Wellington County Warden Kelly Linton.
The expansion of Highway 7 will improve access to Ontarioâ€™s innovation corridor for people living in Guelph and working in Kitchener-Waterloo.
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