Trade Corridor

Continental 1 will create an enhanced and more efficient infrastructure system from the rapidly-growing Toronto and Southern Ontario markets to Miami.  The four-lane highway would cross the line of two major U.S. rail carriers and 14 east-west arterial interstate highways, providing in-land access to all major East Coast air and marine ports.

While completion of 219 will provide attractive logistics benefit for manufacturing attraction and expansion throughout the corridor, the Buffalo Niagara region, in particular, will benefit greatly from a north-south corridor it currently lacks. As Buffalo Niagara presents itself as a globally-recognized logistics center on the U.S./Canada border, facilitating over 1.1 million trucks annually, the direct connection between Ontario and the East Coast will become a critical component of trade in the region.