The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway

The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (the Parkway) is a major $1.4 billion highway infrastructure project under construction in the municipalities of Windsor, LaSalle, and Tecumseh, in Ontario, Canada. This once-in-a-generation undertaking that will improve traffic flow at Canada’s premier trade gateway is unprecedented in its community enhancement and environmental features for any highway, anywhere in Ontario.

The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway spans an 11 kilometre corridor. It is composed of three essential components:

  • a six-lane extension of Highway 401 that runs below-grade from the area west of the North Talbot Road Bridge to E.C. Row Expressway and then parallel to E.C. Row Expressway to Ojibway Parkway
  • a four-lane, at-grade extension of Highway 3 including the multi-lane roundabout to the area of E.C. Row Expressway where it links into Huron Church Road
  • the Parkway Trail running approximately 20 kilometres set within 120 hectares (300 acres) of green space situated alongside the two highway extensions and across the 11 tunnel tops.

Upon completion, the Parkway will ensure the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services to and from a proposed new Canadian inspection plaza and international bridge, separate local and international traffic, and eliminate stop-and-go traffic in residential areas.

Construction started in 2011 and it is estimated that the project will create or sustain approximately 12,000 jobs through direct employment from construction activity and indirectly through numerous suppliers and service providers. The majority of these jobs are in the Windsor-Essex region. It is anticipated that the Parkway will be completed in spring 2016. 

It is being delivered by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Ontario through an Alternative Financing and Procurement model under a design, build, finance and maintain contract with the Windsor Essex Mobility Group and their joint venture Parkway Infrastructure Constructors.

What's Happening

Check out real-time road conditions along the Parkway corridor by viewing the Ministry of Transportation COMPASS traffic cameras. Click on any camera image along Highway 401, Talbot Road/Highway 3 or Huron Church Road.

Date: Week of November 22, 2015

Trails remain closed to the public
Parkway trails remain closed and are not yet open to the public. Work is ongoing and the trails remain an active construction zone. Ongoing work includes asphalt paving, lighting installation and connections to trail bridges. Entering into Parkway construction sites is considered trespassing and tresspassers will be prosecuted. Trails should not be accessed until construction is finalized and the opening is formally communicated. Please be mindful of safety and stay off the trails. We thank you for your ongoing cooperation in this matter. Your safety is our top priority.  


Short-Term Closures

  • E.C Row Expressway between Malden Road and Matchette Road will be single laned starting the week of September 14, 2015 for approximately 11 weeks. View the public notice.

Click here to view long-term road closures and construction activities