Bridges along Highway 403 in Hamilton will be updated as part of a joint initiative of the federal and provincial governments to update Ontario's infrastructure.
The initiative was announced Monday in Toronto by Denis Lebel, federal minister of transport, and Bob Chiarelli, Ontario minister of infrastructure and minister of transportation.
Construction on the Hamilton improvements will span Highway 403, from Mohawk Road to Highway 2 at Duff's Corners. The federal and provincial governments have allocated up to $30.5 million toward the rehabilitation of the Hamilton bridges.
While the project is still in the design phase, construction on the 403 bridges is planned for the spring of 2013, said Bob Nichols, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation. He added that two "consecutive construction seasons will be required to complete the rehabilitations."
The cost of the overall plan will be approximately $220 million and will cover 19 projects in Ontario.