Know before you go – Winter Driving Information

Published on: December 9, 2019

Our website offers several layers of information to help you plan your travel this winter season. Before travelling, check out our highway cameras, weather radar, forecasted driving conditions and reported road conditions layers.

 Drive according to travel conditions, slow down, and consider delaying your travel plans during poor conditions.

Speed zone change - Highway 17 

The MTO has implemented a change in speed zones along Highway 17 within the Municipality of West Nipissing that begins 260 metres west of Bridge Street and extends westerly for a distance 3.3 Kilometers. On November 20th, 2019 this section of Highway 17 was changed from a 90 km/h speed zone down to a 80 km/h speed zone.


Highway 401 Kinston East and West Construction

Updated on: June 12, 2019

Construction season is here! As always, the Ministry of Transportation wants to ensure your commutes and trips on Highway 401 remain safe and efficient while road and bridge work is underway.

Approximately 20 separate projects between Port Hope and the Quebec border, which will require lane reductions and reduced speeds for extended periods are planned for this construction season.

These construction zones are identified in the maps shown below. Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and observe all posted signs in construction zones for their safety and the safety of construction workers.

Drivers can expect traffic delays at peak times and are encouraged to plan accordingly.  Those travelling east on Friday afternoons and west on Sunday afternoons can expect to encounter heavy traffic congestion with the potential of significant delays on Highway 401.
Drivers should be on the look-out for Bluetooth Delay Messaging signs. These signs detect Bluetooth signals from passing vehicles and use the information to calculate and display real time travel delay messages on Portable Variable Messaging Signs located along Highway 401. If there is an incident that causes a delay (i.e. construction lane closure, vehicle collision, congestion) the system detects the delay and automatically generates a corresponding delay message(s) upstream from the incident. Please watch for these signs when approaching construction zones and be prepared to stop when the signs indicate a queue is developing.

Highway 401 Kingston East Map

Highway 401 Kingston West Map