Newsroom


CONSTRUCTION ON THE AVIATION PARKWAY NORTHBOUND / HIGHWAY 417 

Louis W. Bray Construction Limited will be beginning stage 2 of construction on the Aviation Parkway northbound off-ramp structure and the Aviation Parkway / Highway 417 westbound ‘Y’ structure on Friday May 24th, 2024. As part of this staging the Aviation Parkway northbound off-ramp will be closed from May 24th to November 29th, 2024. During this closure a detour will be in place as shown in Figure 1.
 
The following closures will be required from Friday May 24th to Monday May 27th, 2024 to implement Stage 2 traffic configuration for Aviation Parkway Northbound and the Aviation Y Structure as shown in Figure 2:

Highway 417 Westbound reduced to 1 lane from 20:00 Friday to 10:00 Saturday, 20:00 Saturday to 10:00 Sunday and Sunday at 20:00 to 05:00 Monday
Innes Rd E417W ramp – Closed Friday 20:00 to Sunday at 10:00.
Hwy 417W to OR174E ramp – Closed Friday 23:00 to Saturday at 05:00, Saturday at 23:00 to Sunday at 05:00.



All consideration has been given to implementing traffic control measures to ensure minimal disruption to the traveling public. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience and appreciate the public’s patience during construction.

Alternatively, please contact Ontario 511 or visit the Traveler Information Services website to access the Interactive Map at: www.ontario511.ca

 

NEW - TOWING AND VEHICLE STORAGE PROVINCIAL OVERSIGHT

In recent years, the towing industry has seen high levels of violence, corruption, and criminal activity. Based on findings and recommendations from the province’s 2021 towing task force, the Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act (TSSEA) was created, and a provincial oversight program was implemented.

The TSSEA took effect January 1, 2024 and replaces all municipal oversight regimes with a provincial oversight program. All tow drivers, tow operators, and vehicle storage operators are now required to hold a provincial certificate in Ontario. The TSSEA establishes stronger certification and safety requirements and sets out provisions for improved customer protections.

Learn more about your rights as a customer.
View an operator’s rates and certificate status online.
 

TOW ZONE PILOT ON SECTIONS OF GREATER TORONTO AREA HIGHWAYS

The Ministry of Transportation has launched a restricted towing zones pilot on sections of provincial highways in the Greater Toronto Area. If you need assistance in a restricted towing zone:
 
  • Call 911 if it is an emergency or if you are in a travelled lane and cannot safely move your vehicle to a safe location
  • Call 511 if you are in a safe location and you need a tow (select the option for the Tow Zone Pilot)
  • Only call 511 if you are in a restricted towing zone on a provincial highway (see map below). 
Visit Ontario.ca/towzonepilot for more information.
Tow Zone Pilot

ONTARIO 511 APP

The Ontario 511 app is available to all drivers and includes additional features:

• Track my snow plow which will allow drivers to track the location of snow plows and salt trucks on provincial highways in Ontario
• Winter road condition information so drivers can see which roads are clear or covered in snow
• Weather warnings from Environment Canada to alert drivers of upcoming storms
• Up-to-date information on rest areas across the province

The app also provides images from over 850 cameras and includes up-to-date traffic information on construction, collisions and road closures. The Ontario 511 app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.