It’s good news for those who travel on Highway 401 in the Cambridge area.

Ontario has announced the widening of the highway from six to ten lanes in the area.

Officials say the expansion will relieve congestion, shorten commute times and ensure the safe and reliable movement of essential goods along Canada’s busiest highway and critical trade corridor.

The highway will be widened from six to ten lanes between Hespeler Road and Townline Road.

Construction on the project, which includes High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, is expected to begin later this year.