Province says there is widespread support for increased speed limits on 400-series highways

Survey running concurrently with 110 km/h pilot project in some areas

Turns out, folks like driving faster.

The Ontario Government announced today its speed limit-increasing pilot project has gotten wide support. A survey was launched in September as the speed limit on three sections of 400-series highway was increased to 110km/h. More than 8,300 people responded to the survey, with about 80 per cent supporting the ongoing project, and about the same support increasing speed limits on other 400-series highways.

“People are telling us loud and clear that they support a safe and moderate increase to speed limits on these highways,” said Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney. “The increased speed limit pilot is just one way that our government is improving our transportation network — bringing it in line with other jurisdictions to get people where they need to go when they want to get there.”

The two-year pilot project is operational on Highway 402 from London to Sarnia in a 90 km stretch; Queen Elizabeth Way from St. Catharines/Lincoln to Hamilton at 32 km; and Highway 417 from Ottawa/Gloucester to Ontario/Quebec border for 102 km.