Highway 401 Speed Limit Being Raised In Essex County

Tuesday March 29th, 2022

Posted at 4:52pm


The speed limit on Highway 401 is being raised in Essex County.

Beginning April 22nd, 2022, the speed limit will be raised permanently to 110 km/h on the following sections of provincial highways in southern Ontario:

  • Highway 401 from Windsor to Tilbury (approximately 40 km)
  • Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from Hamilton to St. Catharines (32 km)
  • Highway 402 from London to Sarnia (90 km)
  • Highway 417 from Ottawa to the Ontario/Quebec Border (102 km)
  • Highway 404 from Newmarket to Woodbine (approximately 16 km)
  • Highway 417 from Kanata to Arnprior (approximately 37 km)

“Our government continues to find new ways to make life easier and more convenient for families and businesses that depend on highways to get where they need to go,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “With road safety top of mind, these sections have been carefully selected based on their ability to accommodate higher speed limits.”

The province is also raising the speed limit to 110 km/h on a trial basis on the following sections of provincial highways in Northern Ontario:

  • Highway 400 from MacTier to Nobel (approximately 55 km)
  • Highway 11 from Emsdale to South River (approximately 45 km)

“The Province of Ontario recognizes the importance of our economic trade corridors, especially here in southwestern Ontario,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “Adjusting the speed limits recognizes that vehicle safety and fuel efficiency has evolved since these limits were previously set. Today’s announcement is a common sense approach which preserves safety while locally recognizing conditions across Ontario.”

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