ONTARIO MOVING FORWARD ON HIGHWAY 427 EXPANSION IN VAUGHAN
Ontario is continuing to move forward on the expansion of Highway 427, which will help improve traffic flow and keep people moving, while creating jobs and supporting economic growth and development in Vaughan and the surrounding region.
Ontario has selected LINK 427 as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 expansion project.
Highway 427 will be extended by 6.6 kilometres from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive, and widened from Finch Avenue to Highway 7. A 15.5 kilometre stretch of dedicated High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes with electronic tolling will also be installed in both directions from south of Highway 409 to north of Rutherford Road, and will open in 2021. No existing general purpose lanes will be removed to accommodate the HOT lanes.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Ontario are working together with LINK 427 to finalize the contract details. The project cost and schedule are expected to be announced in March 2017 with design and construction to begin shortly after.
• The selection of LINK 427 as the preferred proponent is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process overseen by a fairness advisor. • HOT lanes encourage people to carpool, help to manage congestion and provide more travel options to travellers. • The average daily traffic on Highway 427 between Finch Avenue and Highway 407 ETR is approximately 106,500 vehicles per day and is expected to grow to more than 139,000 by 2021.