Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Bradford Mayor Rob Keffer met July 28 with other local municipal leaders to discuss ways to encourage the provincial government to move forward with the Highway 400/404 link.

“This initial meeting was an excellent start,” Keffer said. “There is a clear interest in working together to convince our partners within the provincial government that the Link is a critical piece of infrastructure missing from the regional transportation network.

“Our communities and the broader area will benefit significantly from its construction – the entire region will experience reduced traffic congestion, enhanced employment opportunities and improved quality of life”.

Mayors and senior staff from East Gwillimbury, Innisfil and New Tecumseth joined Mayor Keffer along with Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall and York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. The group pledged to meet regularly and partner on a campaign that will draw attention to the need for this important highway connection.

The Highway 400 - 404 Freeway Link (formerly known as the “Bradford Bypass”), is a planned highway corridor that will provide an east-west connection between Highway 400 in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Highway 404 in East Gwillimbury.

A provincial Environmental Assessment was approved for the 16.2 km highway corridor in 2002.

Article and image courtesy Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

(Please note the image is not to scale and not up to date, and is intended only as a representation.)

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