The Government of Ontario has officially broken ground on the Highway 427 expansion project. The highway will be extended by 6.6 kilometres from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive, and widened to 8 lanes from Finch Avenue to Highway 7.
“Today is a momentous occasion as we break ground on another important city-building project that will significantly benefit the citizens and businesses of Vaughan,” said Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan. “The Highway 427 expansion will improve the flow of traffic as well as goods and services in the Vaughan Enterprise Zone, one of the most valuable employment areas in the GTA. It will further connect communities and get people where they need to go in a faster, more efficient way. I am grateful to our government partners who continue to help advance our common agenda to enhance transportation in Vaughan.”
Once completed in 2021, High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes with electronic tolling will also be installed on Highway 427 in both directions from south of Highway 409 to north of Rutherford Road—approximately 15.5 kilometres. No existing general purpose lanes will be removed to accommodate HOT lanes.
The contract to design, build, finance, and maintain the Highway 427 expansion was awarded to LINK 427 in March. The consortium consists of:
- Developer: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Brennan Infrastructures Inc. (a member of the Miller Group of Companies)
- Construction: Dragados Canada Inc., Brennan Infrastructures Inc. and Bot Infrastructure Ltd.
- Design: MMM Group Ltd. and Thurber Engineering Ltd.
- Maintenance: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Brennan Infrastructures Inc.
Ontario is investing $616 million in the expansion of Highway 427 in Vaughan.