5. What are the Benefits of these Improvements?

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Please refer to the VISUALIZATION VIDEO to see the Highways 6 and 401 Improvements.

The improvements will:

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Provide a more efficient and continuous link for traffic between Hamilton and Guelph.

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Manage traffic congestion to provide driver benefits and reduce exhaust emissions.

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Reduce heavy truck traffic and cars through the Morrison and Aberfoyle communities.

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Upgrade existing highway infrastructure.

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Promote ride sharing by expanding and upgrading the carpool lot.

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Improve traffic flow and ease congestion on the local network.

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Align with ongoing plans for the region.

Other benefits of the improvements will be:

  • improved provincial highway link between Hamilton and Guelph and to areas beyond
  • improved travel time and levels of service for traffic along Highway 6, Highway 401 and the Hanlon Expressway
  • improved highway safety by eliminating at-grade intersections and controlling access on Highway 6 South and Hanlon Expressway
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11 minute reduction in time travel

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$1.1 Billion saved in travel time from project construction to 2041

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29 tonnes of reduced network emissions during worst hour of the day

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$33 Million estimated annual fuel consumption savings

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8 intersections avoided along the new Highway 6 alignment

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