Hwy 407 East Extension speeds ahead
Hwy 407 East is one of the largest highway construction projects ever to take place in Ontario. The project will construct a 70 km transportation corridor that includes:
- Hwy 407 East Mainline – the continuous construction of the Hwy 407 East Extension from Brock Rd. in Pickering to Hwy 35/115 (approximately 50 km of highway)
- Two north-south links – West Durham Link (10 km) and the East Durham Link (10 km) – that will connect Hwy 407 East to Hwy 401
The first section of the extension will stretch 22 km from Brock Rd. in Pickering through to Harmony Rd. in Oshawa and will be completed by late 2015. By 2017, the highway will be opened from Harmony Rd. in Oshawa to Taunton Rd. at the East Durham Link in Clarington.
By 2020, the entire project will be complete, with Hwy 407 extended all the way to Hwy 35/115.
Hwy 407 East will provide significant additional capacity for traffic through Durham Region, and will allow for the movement of people and goods. In addition, the project will provide economic benefits to the community, including the creation of 13,000 jobs during its construction.
For more information on the project, visit www.highway407east.com.
On March 10, 2011 -- in response to community pressure -- the Province announced that the first phase of the Hwy 407 East Extension construction would be extended to Harmony Road by 2015 with the second part of the extension to Hwy 35/115 in Clarington by 2020.
- Letter of support request from Mayor Henry to the Deputy Minister of Transportation (July 7, 2011)
- Letter: Mayor Henry's Response to the March 10 Provincial Announcement (issued Mar. 15, 2011)
- Letter: Regional Chair's Response to the March 10 Provincial Announcement (issued Mar. 11, 2011)
- Media Release: Highway 407 East Extension To Be Completed By 2020 (issued by the Province on Mar. 10, 2011)
- Media Release: Bidders Short-Listed to Extend Highway 407 East (issued by Infrastructure Ontario on Mar. 10, 2011)
- City of Oshawa's RAMP IT UP campaign: RAMP it up! Hwy 407 campaign webpage