HWY 427 To Be Widened

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.

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