Ontario permanently increasing speed limits along 6 highways

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The Ontario government is increasing the speed limit from 100 km/h to 110 km/h on six sections of provincial highways in southern Ontario. The change is permanent and comes on the heels of several pilot projects and consultations. Of the 8,300 people that responded to the online survey in 2019, 82 per cent stated they support raising speed limits on more sections of 400-series highways.

“With road safety top of mind, these sections have been carefully selected based on their ability to accommodate higher speed limits,” explained Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation.

As of April 22, 2022, the speed limit will be raised to 110 km/h on the following sections of provincial highways:

  • Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from Hamilton to St. Catharines (32 km)
  • Highway 402 from London to Sarnia (90 km)
  • Highway 417 from Ottawa to the Ontario/Quebec Border (102 km)
  • Highway 401 from Windsor to Tilbury (approximately 40 km)
  • Highway 404 from Newmarket to Woodbine (approximately 16 km)
  • Highway 417 from Kanata to Arnprior (approximately 37 km)

The province is also conducting another pilot of 110 km/h on provincial highways in Northern Ontario including:

  • Highway 400 from MacTier to Nobel (approximately 55 km)
  • Highway 11 from Emsdale to South River (approximately 45 km)

There are currently six other provinces in Canada that have speed limits in excess of 100 km/h on select segments of certain highways including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

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