Toronto: Ontario government announced plans to widen 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.
The $83-million contract was awarded to Dufferin Construction of Oakville. Ontario is investing $2.5 billion in road and bridge construction projects this year, creating or sustaining approximately 25,000 jobs.