Highway investment supports economic growth
The Ontario government is committed to delivering Highway 407 East.
The goal of the project is to improve the movement of services and goods across Ontario, while helping to build strong communities and a transportation network that will strengthen Ontario's economy.
The project will be built in two phases, totaling 65 kilometres in length. Phase one will extend Highway 407 East from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa and will include:
- A new 10-kilometre West Durham Link, consisting of:
- A new 4-lane north-south highway connecting Highway 407 East to Highway 40
- A freeway-to-freeway interchange at West Durham Link and Highway 40
- Interchanges at Highway 7, Taunton Road, and Dundas Street
- A new 6-lane highway from Brock Road to the new West Durham Link
- A new 4-lane highway from West Durham Link to Harmony Road area Interchanges at Brock Road, Lake Ridge Road, Baldwin Street (Highway 7/12), Thickson Road, Simcoe Street and Harmony Road
The process to select a company to build phase one is nearly complete and the project cost will be announced in spring 2012, following commercial and financial close.
Infrastructure Ontario posts copies of its project agreements at www.infrastructureontario.ca.
Highway 407 East will be a tolled highway, owned and controlled by the provincial government. The province will regulate and collect revenues from tolls, and meet customer service objectives.
Highway 407 East is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing and procurement model. This model transfers appropriate risks associated with designing, constructing, and financing a project to the private sector, ensuring it is delivered on time and on budget.