The 410 construction seems to have lasted an eternity. There’s good news, though: the end is finally in sight.
Construction has been ongoing, to the point where people can’t even remember a time when it wasn’t happening, and the light at the end of the tunnel looked elusive.
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has been working on the 410 since 2014. The construction stretches from Queen Street on the 410 all the way to Eglinton Avenue on the 403.
It’s been a nightmare for commuters, causing delays during rush hour, and less-than-ideal driving conditions even in off-peak times.
Once the project is complete the 410 will have received one general purpose lane as well as an HOV lane in both the northbound and southbound directions, commuter lots at Clark Boulevard and Courtneypark Drive, traffic cameras, and new concrete barriers in some sections, among other things.
The project is finally in its final season. The general purpose lanes were already completed last year and now the HOV lanes are slated to open this November.
Most of the lines for the HOV lanes have been painted. There are however a few more things that need to be completed before the lanes can open, including lane reconfiguration, laying of asphalt and finishing up the storm sewer system.
MTO should announce an official opening date as November approaches.