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York Region invests $339 million in roads and transit



Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York is investing $339 million to expand and maintain roads and transit in 2019, an overall investment of $2.8 billion over the next 10 years to increase the efficiency of the Regional transportation network.

“York Region travellers want to move around more efficiently,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “This investment reflects Regional Council’s ongoing commitment to building a transportation network that provides commuters with better access to where they need and want to go.”

To support the Region’s growing communities, construction is planned for over 100 locations across the Region. These projects will include:

  • Road reconstruction and widening
  • Major bridge replacements and upgrades
  • Intersection upgrades and improvements to enhance traffic operations
  • Pavement repair, preservation and rehabilitation
  • Transit terminal, station and bus stop repairs and improvements

“Commuters, whether driving, taking transit, cycling or walking, depend on the Regional road network every day,” said Township of King Mayor Steve Pellegrini, Chair of Transportation Services. “These projects improve mobility for residents travelling by car, transit, cycling or walking, while also connecting our growing communities.”

In addition to construction and rehabilitation improvements, the Region will also invest in fleet and facility projects that contribute to the Regional transportation network. These projects include the construction of a new bus terminal, an expansion of a bus garage and a new snow management facility. The Region will also invest in 21 new buses.

In 2018, $217 million was invested in the Regional road network, improving travel opportunities for all road users, including road widening, a newly constructed crossing over Highway 404 north of Highway 7, additional 19 lane-kilometres of road and 33 kilometres of cycling lanes plus an enhanced suite of transit services.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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Media Contact: Tamara Ostrowski, Corporate Communications
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71226
Cell: 905-251-6412 
Email: tamara.ostrowski@york.ca


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