Construction Updates - Hwy 26 Realignment (MTO Project)

Latest Update (July 24, 2018):

  • Placing Gran A this week on the proposed widening, finishing curb and sidewalk, excavation of Sandford Fleming Drive extension.
  • Next week will be the installation of the box culvert by Pilkington Plant and continuation of Sandford Fleming Drive extension.
  • Small flagging operation expected for box culvert installation but no major traffic delays anticipated for Elvis Festival.


Ontario is widening 1.6 kilometers of Highway 26 from Sixth Line to Pretty River Parkway to reduce congestion and improve road safety in Collingwood.

This section of highway will be widened to five lanes including a median shared left turning lane. Other improvements include:

  • Reconstruction and widening of the intersection of Highway 26 and Hume Street/Pretty River Parkway
  • Closure of Sixth Line at Highway 26 with a cul-de-sac and connecting it to Highway 26 via an extension of Sandford Fleming Drive
  • Construction of a recreational trail on the north side and a sidewalk on the south side of Highway 26 between Pretty River Parkway and Marine View Drive.

Upgrading Highway 26 will improve traffic flow to help people get home to their families faster and improve road safety for drivers and pedestrians.

Keep up-to-date on construction progress and any traffic impacts by visiting our Construction Updates page.