The province of Ontario has announced it will fund the widening of Highway 26 in Collingwood to reduce congestion and improve road safety.
Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca made the announcement on August 9th, and said construction will start in the spring of 2018.
A 1.6-kilometre stretch of the highway, from Sixth Line to Pretty River Parkway, will be widened to five lanes, including a shared 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.