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MTO provides update on Highway 401 construction through Cambridge, closure expected later this month

The Ministry of Transportation says a full closure of each direction of Highway 401 is set tentatively for August 24 and 25
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The province's plan to widen Highway 401 through Cambridge continues.

Earlier this year, in April, the on-and-off ramps at Franklin Boulevard closed for work in the area.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) says the ramps are scheduled to reopen this month.

The eastbound 401 off-ramp to Franklin is set to open as early as August 13, while the westbound on-ramp from Franklin will open around August 27.

While this is good news for commuters in the area, another closure of the highway is expected to take place late-August.

The ministry says girders for the new northbound Hespeler Road bridge are scheduled to be installed overnight, meaning a two-night closure of Highway 401 will be necessary during that time.

As of mid-August, that closure is tentatively set for August 24 and 25.

According to MTO, one direction of the highway will be closed each night to put together the girders.

Once all work is complete, the new northbound Hespeler Road bridge over the 401 will open in November.

Drivers will use both the existing southbound bridge and the new northbound bridge during the winter.

Over the week of August 9, there will be nightly lane reductions on Highway 401 for median work through Hespeler Road, paving operations and traffic realignment.

More details will be provided when available.

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