Taras Natyshak MPP, Essex

Government of Ontario

NDP: Ford must keep his word on widening Highway 3

Published on August 12, 2019

ESSEX — “People in Essex County have been calling for the widening of Highway 3 for years. They have been forced to wait as the Liberals failed to complete the widening of this dangerous highway, and as Doug Ford has waffled on his commitment to finish the job.

The Ford government has yet to invest a single dollar in the funding of widening Highway 3. Doug Ford didn’t bother to include this project in his 2019 budget, and he didn’t announce a single dollar of funding today. 2021 is too long for our community to wait for shovels to hit the ground. This plan shortchanges the needs of Chatham-Kent-Leamington and does nothing to address the immediate safety concerns of citizens.

The NDP will be watching closely. We won’t stop fighting to make Highway 3 safe.”