Ontario Government Creating Jobs, Building a Strong Economy
Ontario is widening a seven-kilometre stretch of Highway 427 from Campus Road-Fasken Drive to Steeles Avenue to improve traffic flow and safety in the Greater Toronto Area, while creating or sustaining 830 construction jobs.
The project includes:
- Repairing, repaving and expanding the section of Highway 427 from five to eight lanes
- Building one High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction
- Repairing eight bridges
- Installing new high-mast lighting and median barriers
Construction is targeted for completion by fall 2017.
Improving highways, roads and bridges across the province is a key part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, create jobs, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
- The $83-million contract was awarded to Dufferin Construction of Oakville.
- Ontario has 16,900 kilometres of highway and 2,800 bridges.
- Ontario is investing $2.5 billion in road and bridge construction projects this year, creating or sustaining approximately 25,000 jobs.
“Our government is committed to improving infrastructure across the province. This project will create jobs, strengthen the economy and help keep goods and people moving for years to come.”
“This important investment in highway infrastructure is vital to economic growth and prosperity. Widening Highway 427, which includes new HOV lanes, will help ease congestion and keep traffic moving safely and efficiently along this busy stretch of highway.”