The following are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this project. As the project progresses, additional information will be posted here.
What is the purpose of this study?
The purpose of this study is to address the future needs of the Highway 401 corridor from Tilbury to London within Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Middlesex, and London. This includes the consideration for pavement and bridge improvements corridor management, highway safety, traffic operations, environmental impacts, drainage, and maintenance operations.
How will I access my property / business during construction?
Access to businesses and properties will be maintained; however, there may be minor delays and/or out of way travel required during construction.
Will access to private property be required during the study?
Access will be required to some private property to undertake field investigation work in support of the study. In these locations, permission to enter will be requested from the property owners. The Ministry’s staff, consultant, or sub-consultants will not enter private property without prior consent from the property owner.
Will property acquisitions be required for construction?
Property impacts will be reviewed throughout the design process. Potentially impacted property owners will be contacted to discuss the proposed improvements and potential impacts.
What is the timing for construction?
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2021, subject to funding and approvals. Specific timing for the various components of construction will be confirmed as the study progresses and will be provided on the project website as it becomes available.
Who are stakeholders?
Stakeholders are broadly defined as any agency, individual or group that is affected by or is interested in the study. MTO is committed to an extensive consultation program, one that actively engages and involves members of the public, non-government organizations (NGOs), municipalities, Indigenous communities, regulatory agencies, businesses and industries.
Will median barriers be included as part of this project?
Yes, this project includes the construction of median concrete tall wall barrier that will be continuous from London to Tilbury.
How do I get involved in this study?
To receive direct notification regarding study milestones, or to submit your comments, please contact the project team.