Project will contribute to long-term employment growth in Durham Region
TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) today announced the bidders short-listed to submit proposals to extend Highway 407 eastward to Harmony Road and to connect it to Highway 401 with a new link.
Extension of Highway 407 East to Highway 35/115 will be completed in two phases. Construction of phase one will extend Highway 407 east from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa. A detailed construction timetable will be set after a selected bidder develops the project schedule. The first phase of the extension is expected to be open in late 2015 and the second phase to extend Highway 407 East to Highway 35/115 is expected to be complete in 2020.
Activities to design and construct the highway extension and the new West Durham link will create and support thousands of jobs; help strengthen Durham Region's economy; and align with Ontario's Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The extended highway will provide commuters with efficient access to the Greater Toronto Area.
Over the past few months, several companies participated in a rigorous competitive request for qualifications (RFQ) process that reviewed and evaluated their design, construction, maintenance and financing abilities to deliver phase one of the Highway 407 East Extension.
From this process, five bidders pre-qualified to deliver phase one of the Highway 407 East Extension and the three highest scoring ones have been short-listed to participate in the request for proposals process.
Shortlisted bidders include:
- 407 East Development Group
- Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.
- Intoll Group
- 407 East Development Partners
- OHL Concesiones S.L.
- Global Via Infrastructuras S.A
- Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc.
- Con-Drain Company Limited
- Coco Paving Inc.
- 407 GreenLink Partners
- Bilfinger Berger Project Investments
- Macquarie Group Limited
- AECON Group Inc.
- Fengate Capital Management Limited
- Dufferin Construction Company
- The Miller Group
The two remaining pre-qualified companies will be held in reserve to replace any of the short-listed bidders should they be unable to participate.
Since October 2003, the provincial government has committed more than $424 million for transit, hospitals, highway infrastructure, municipal roads and bridges and other municipal capital projects in Durham Region.
The Highway 407 East extension will be a tolled highway that will be publicly owned. The government will set toll rates and establish high customer service standards. The Highway 407 East will be a provincial asset that will increase in value over time.
Infrastructure Ontario and MTO are working together to develop the Highway 407 East Extension project.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to managing some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects - ensuring they are built on time and on budget.
Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation
“The Ontario government is committed to extending Highway 407 East to Highway 35/115. We are moving as quickly as possible to build the extension, which will create thousands of jobs locally during the design and construction phases.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“This project reaffirms the government's commitment to creating employment opportunities in the region while updating and renewing vital infrastructure. Our government's investment in this project is just one of many to improve the movement of goods and people in the Greater Toronto Area.”
Jeff Leal, MPP Peterborough
“The project to extend Highway 407 eastward to Highway 35/115 will support construction jobs and boost the regional economy now and in the future. This government is committed to investing in infrastructure, creating jobs and stimulating Ontario's economy.”
Rick Johnson, MPP Haliburton - Kawartha Lakes - Brock
“This is an exciting step forward. Extending Highway 407 East all the way to Highway 35/115 will better serve residents and business along the route and help to relieve congestion on Highway 401.”
Paulette den Elzen
Ministry of Transportation
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