For Immediate Release
March 15, 2001

Damian Albanese
Director, Engineering and Construction
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4382

Region of Peel and Ministry of Transportation Work Together on a new Highway 401 and Mississauga Road Interchange

(Brampton) -- The Region of Peel and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation have agreed on a joint venture for reconstructing the Highway 401 and Mississauga Road Interchange, Regional Chair Emil Kolb and Minister of Transportation Brad Clark announced today.

"We are pleased to be working with the province on this project," said Regional Chair Emil Kolb. "It's a fine example of governments working together to improve services for Peel businesses and residents."

Total cost for the Interchange is estimated to be $18 million, with the Ministry of Transportation contributing $12 million (66 per cent) of the costs and the Region $6 million (34 per cent). Regional Council has approved the expenditures for Peel's portion of the reconstruction of the Interchange.

Regional Council also approved the cost for widening Mississauga Road from Highway 401 to Highway 407, and the new underpass at Syntex Drive. The Region will be responsible for the cost of these works, which is estimated to be $8.5 million.

"The improvements to the Interchange and Mississauga Road will lead to better traffic flow and help meet the needs of future development in the area," said Mitch Zamojc, Public Works Commissioner for Peel.

The Region plans to widen Mississauaga Road from four to six lanes, plus turning lanes from south of Highway 401 to Highway 407. The underpass at Old Derry Road will link Syntex Court on the west to Syntex Drive on the east.

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