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Ontario Moving Forward on Highway 427 Expansion in Vaughan

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Ontario Moving Forward on Highway 427 Expansion in Vaughan

Province Keeping People Moving, Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy

Ministry of Transportation

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. LINK 427's team includes:

  • Developer: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Miller Infrastructure
  • Construction: Dragados Canada Inc., Miller Infrastructure and Bot Infrastructure Ltd.
  • Design: MMM Group Ltd. and Thurber Engineering Ltd.
  • Maintenance: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Miller Infrastructure

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.

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, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in transportation infrastructure is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • 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.

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“We are excited to work together with LINK 427, the team chosen to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 expansion project. This critical project will help generate jobs in Vaughan, and will make travelling across the region easier and more convenient, allowing you to spend less time commuting and more time with your loved ones.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

“Improving commute times and easing congestion are critical for families and businesses, and a priority for our government. Congratulations to LINK 427. I look forward to the completion of the expansion, which directly supports local jobs and a strong economy.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Infrastructure

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