Highway Speed Limit to Increase to 110 Km/h in Ontario
The Ontario government today announced it will raise the speed limit permanently from 100 km/h to 110 km/h on six sections of provincial highways.
This comes after more than two years of consultations and pilot tests on some of Ontario’s highways.
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Beginning April 22, 2022, the speed limit will be raised permanently to 110 km/h on the following sections of provincial highways in southern Ontario:
- 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 401 from Windsor to Tilbury (approximately 40 km)
- Highway 404 from Newmarket to Woodbine (approximately 16 km)
- Highway 417 from Kanata to Arnprior (approximately 37 km)
What’s more, 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)
“With road safety top of mind, these sections have been carefully selected based on their ability to accommodate higher speed limits,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation.
Ontario is following the example of several other Canadian provinces that have speed limits higher than 100 km/h on certain highways. The list includes Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
In British Columbia, drivers can even hit 120 km/h legally on Coquihalla Highway.