Pickering Council asks province to remove tolls on hwy 412

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Pickering council asks province to remove toll from Highway 412.

PICKERING — Pickering council wants drivers to get a free ride on Highway 412.
Council supported a recommendation passed by Whitby council in December, requesting that the Province of Ontario make Highway 412 a non-tolled highway.“It’s impacting our regional roads,” said Ward 1 Regional Coun. Kevin Ashe.He said roads are being slammed as commuters bypass Highway 412 and take alternate routes to avoid the toll.The documents from Whitby note all other Ontario link highways to and from Highway 401 are non-tolled highways.Mayor Dave Ryan pointed out Pickering will have two interchanges at Highway 407 when the Whites Road is connected, and the city will get no relief from the province.

“I think it’s totally inappropriate and I hope we’ll have unanimous support,” he said.

 All councillors voted in favour of the toll removal.