Highway 407 East - Phase 1

Durham Region
Project Type:
DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Price:
$1 Billion
Estimated Value for Money:
$309.1 Million

About the Project:

Features of the Highway 407 East Phase 1 Project include:

  • extension of Highway 407 - 22 kilometres from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa.
  • construction of Highway 412 as a 10-kilometre connection between Highways 401 and 407.
  • opening of approximately 148 new lane kilometres in total, including 11 interchanges, 31 water-crossing structures, and 16 municipal road crossings.
  • Highways 407 and 412 as Ontario's first publicly-owned and publicly-controlled toll highways. Although connected to the existing 407 ETR, Highway 407 is a separate entity owned and operated by the Province.
  • Opening on June 20, 2016 to traffic toll-free to allow drivers to become accustomed to the new roads.
  • Commencing tolling operations on February 1, 2017; toll revenue received will return to the Ontario treasury, generating funds for government priorities.


  • Request for Qualifications:
    Jun 08, 2010
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Mar 10, 2011
  • Request for Proposals:
    Apr 28, 2011
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
    May 24, 2012
  • Construction Begins:
    May 18, 2012
  • Construction Ends:
    Jun 17, 2016

Latest News

Winning Bidder

East Development Group General Partnership is a consortium of Cintra Infraestructuras S. A. and SNC-Lavalin 


  • Six lanes will be constructed from Brock Road to West Durham Link
  • Four lanes will be constructed from the West Durham Link to Harmony Road
  • New lanes will total approximately 148 kilometres, with ten interchanges.

Community and Green Benefits

  • Residents will have more efficient access to other areas of the Greater Toronto Area.
  • The link provides an alternative emergency/detour route.

Economic Benefits

  • Design and construction of the extension and link will create thousands of direct and indirect jobs.

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