TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have issued a request for proposals to the three prequalified teams to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Expansion Project.  The project is approximately 18 kilometres long from Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton.

Following a request for qualifications process which began in March 2017, teams were prequalified based on their construction capability, experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The teams include:

Blackbird Infrastructure Group

  • Dufferin Construction Company
  • Ferrovial Agroman Canada Inc.
  • Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.
  • TD Securities


  • Dragados Canada Inc.
  • Brennan Infrastructures Inc.
  • Bot Infrastructure Ltd.
  • WSP Canada Group Limited
  • ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc.
  • Stonebridge Financial Corporation

West Corridor Constructors

  • Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.
  • Amico Design Build Inc.
  • Parsons Inc.
  • National Bank Financial Inc.

Teams invited to respond to the RFP will begin preparing proposals that detail how they will design, build and finance the project. Once submissions are received, IO and MTO will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred bidder and negotiate a final contract. A successful bidder is expected to be announced in 2019. A fairness monitor will oversee the entire procurement process.

A copy of the RFP is available at

This project includes:

  • 12 lane core-collector system from the Credit River to Winston Churchill Boulevard
  • 10 lanes from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Highway 407 ETR/ Highway 401 interchange
  • 12 lane core-collector system from Highway 407 ETR/ Highway 401 interchange to James Snow Parkway
  • 10 lanes from James Snow Parkway to Regional Road 25
  • Median High Occupancy Vehicle lanes
  • Support facilities and features - drainage, lighting, signage, ATMS, carpool lots

Transit improvements, like the delivery of GO RER, are part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

Quick Facts:

  • Infrastructure Ontario, collaborating with MTO, is leading the procurement of the Highway 401 Expansion Project.
  • The project is being delivered as a Design Build Finance (DBF) contract using Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, which transfers risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.
  • Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, visit


“This stretch of highway is one of the busiest in the province and is vital to the movement of people and goods in Ontario and the United States. Our government is committed to making the necessary infrastructure investments that sustain the economic growth - adding new lanes will keep traffic moving so businesses can get their products to market and people can get where they need to be sooner.”
Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation 

“Our government recognizes the importance of transit improvements because they keep people and goods moving, communities growing, and help build Ontario up.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

“We are excited to reach this stage in the process with three highly qualified bidders. The Highway 401 Expansion Project is an important component in helping with traffic flow in the GTA and we look forward to selecting the best partner to complete the project.”
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario

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Infrastructure Ontario


Bianca Lankheit
Infrastructure Ontario

Bob Nichols
Ministry of Transportation

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