Highway 3 Widening Takes Another Step Forward

Thursday June 10th, 2021

Posted at 9:19pm


The next step to improve Highway 3 is moving forward with the release of a Request for Qualifications to widen the highway from two to four lanes from the Town of Essex to the Town of Leamington.

Construction is currently underway to widen 4.9 kilometres of Highway 3 from Maidstone Avenue to Arner Townline in Essex.

The newly released Request for Qualifications is for work on an additional 15.6 kilometres of widening from two to four lanes between Essex and Leamington. The final phase of the Highway 3 widening project includes
a total of 20.5 km of widening and is expected to be completed in 2023.

“Highway 3 is a critical link between communities in the southwest with thousands of vehicles travelling between Windsor, Essex, Kingsville and Leamington each day,” said Rick Nicholls, MPP Chatham-Kent-Leamington. “With this next step and the construction currently underway to widen Highway 3 in Essex, our government is delivering on its promise to improve this important section of highway in our region.”

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