402 TOWARD PORT HURON TO SEE INCREASED SPEED LIMIT
Drivers using the 402, in Sarnia, will soon be able to go faster. A decision from Canada's Ministry of Transportation came through this week, with Sarnia Mayor, Mike Bradley, telling us it's time to raise the limits, with the ministry having monitored the highway for the past several months. Bradley says, the speed reduction was implemented back in 2004, when construction work started for highway improvements approaching the Blue Water Bridge, and at the time, there were a series of accidents with traffic back-ups. He says, once the highway was widened and additional lanes were built, the Lambton County Council asked for a review of the speeds. The current 100 kilometer-per-hour zone westbound (about 62-miles per hour) is going to be extended, to nearer the border from where it currently drops down east of Airport Road, to a point east of Colborne Road, but there's no date set for that to happen yet. Speeds were as low as 50 kilometers-per-hour, or about 30 miles per hour, in some sections of the roadway.