HOLLAND LANDING, ONTARIO – The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Member of Parliament for York–Simcoe, welcomes the opening of the new Highway 404 extension.
“York-Simcoe residents have been waiting a long time for this extension and I am pleased to see that it has finally been completed. This extension will improve the quality of life for residents by supporting economic development, reducing recreational traffic on local roads, and making commuting easier to allow people to spend less time on the road and more time with their families.” Van Loan said.
In March 2007, the Federal/Provincial Transportation Action Plan for the Greater Toronto Area (FLOW) was introduced. The Harper government announced a transfer of $1 billion to fund transportation improvements including the extension of Highway 404. Today, the results of that federal funding will now benefit York-Simcoe residents.