Herb Gray Parkway to open new world for Windsor’s drivers
The Windsor Star/Dave Battagello
Sometime late Sunday or early Monday Windsor drivers will have a new express route to travel east and west across the city without stoplights or intersections to hold them up.
But they can expect to be sharing the completed eight-kilometre stretch of the $1.4-billion Herb Gray Parkway with big rigs headed to and from the U.S. border.
During a tour Thursday parkway officials gave a glimpse of how the new six-lane highway will keep truck traffic off Highway 3 and Huron Church Road south of the E.C. Row Expressway.
It will also allow drivers coming from the city’s west end and LaSalle to roll down to the parkway’s entrance off Huron Church Road near Labelle Street and within minutes — thanks to the 100 km/h speed limit — be in Tecumseh just east of Howard Avenue in the eastbound lane of Highway 401.
Local drivers should also find their commutes easier if they stick to using Huron Church and the former Talbot Road (now Highway 3) along the eight-kilometre stretch while trucks are on the below-grade parkway.