Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has selected the LINK 427 group to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 expansion in Vaughan.
The toll highway will be extended by 6.6 kilometres from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive, and widened from Finch Ave. 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 Rd., and will open in 2021.
LINK 427’s team includes:
Developer and maintenance: 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.
The Ministry of Transportation and IO 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, a government news release says.
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.
The project was originally announced in May, 2013.