Upgrades Will Improve Traffic Flow and Road Safety
Ontario is widening 1.6 kilometers of Highway 26 from Sixth Line to Pretty River Parkway to reduce congestion and improve road safety in Collingwood.
This section of highway will be widened to five lanes including a median shared left turning lane. Other improvements include:
- Reconstruction and widening of the intersection of Highway 26 and Hume Street/Pretty River Parkway
- Closure of Sixth Line at Highway 26 with a cul-de-sac and connecting it to Highway 26 via an extension of Sandford Fleming Drive
- Construction of a recreational trail on the north side and a sidewalk on the south side of Highway 26 between Pretty River Parkway and Marine View Drive.
Upgrading Highway 26 will improve traffic flow to help people get home to their families faster and improve road safety for drivers and pedestrians.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Investing in better highways to keep people moving is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
- Ontario will tender the project in early 2018 and construction will begin in spring 2018.
- The annual average daily traffic along this stretch of Highway is 22,500 vehicles per day.
- In 2017-18, Ontario is committing over $2.5 billion to repair and expand provincial highways and bridges across the province.
“The widening of Highway 26 is great news for those living in and travelling to Collingwood. These improvements will make travelling easier and safer for everyone who uses the highway. Our government is committed to reducing congestion and ensuring our roads remain among the safest in North America.”