Major highway projects

Ontario roads and bridges

Construction is underway on two major projects:

  • The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway.This will connect Highway 401 to the Interstate system in Michigan.
  • Highway 407 East Project. This will provide an efficient east-west corridor across central Ontario. It is one of the largest highway construction projects ever in the province.

The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway

The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (the Parkway) will connect Highway 401 to a new Canadian inspection plaza and bridge crossingin west Windsor. It will support existing industry and create new business opportunities in both the Windsor area and the rest of Canada.

Features

  • a six-lane below-grade freeway which is an extension of Highway 401
  • a four-lane at-grade service road network which is an extension of Highway 3
  • 11 tunnels, covering 1.8 km of the freeway
  • fully lit for night driving
  • more than 300 acres of green space, with 20 km of recreational trails and landscaping
  • modern techniques to reduce noise
  • facilities to manage stormwater
  • an advanced traffic management system

Benefits

This project will:

  • create an estimated 12,000 jobs
  • protect, restore and enhance the habitat of wildlife, vegetation and species at risk
  • take trucks off local streets
  • improve the movement of traffic to and from the border

Highway 407 East Project

The Highway 407 East Project includes construction of:

  • Highway 407, 43.38 km from Brock Road in Pickering to Highway 35/115 in Clarington and
  • Highways 412 and 418, two north-south highways (10 kms each) connecting Highway 407 to Highway 401.

This project enhances central Ontario's highway system and is one of the largest highway construction projects ever in the province.

Highway 407, east of Brock Road, and Highways 412 and 418 will be publicly owned and tolled highways.The Province will set and regulate tolls, retain the toll revenue and establish high customer service standards.

Phase 1 of the project, which includes Highway 407 from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa and Highway 412 (a 10 kilometre north-south highway that connects Highway 407 to Highway 401) opened to traffic on June 20, 2016.

Phase 2 includes Highway 407 from Harmony Road to Highway 35/115 in Clarington and Highway 418. Construction has started on Phase 2 of the project. This final section will be completed by 2020, with an interim opening from Harmony Road to Taunton Road at Highway 418 by late 2017.

There will be a toll-free period on the Province’s new Highways 407 and 412 until the new year, allowing drivers to travel on these roads free of charge. However, tolls and fees will remain in effect for the existing privately operated 407 ETR west of Brock Road.

This figure is a map highlighting the two phases of construction for the Highway 407 East Project; the Highway 407 East Project is comprised of three highways - Highway 407, Highway 412 and Highway 418.
			The first phase of construction is Highway 407 (21.19 km) being a six-lane wide east-west highway from Brock Road to Highway 412; a four-lane wide east-west highway from Highway 412 to Harmony Road; with interchanges at Brock Road, Lake Ridge Road, Baldwin Street (Hwy 7/12), Thickson Road, Simcoe Street and Harmony Road.  It also includes Highway 412 (10.14 km) being a four-lane wide north-south highway connecting Highway 407 and Highway 401; with interchanges at Highway 407, Highway 7, Taunton Road, Dundas Street and Highway 401.
			The second phase of construction is Highway 407 (22.19 km) being a four-lane wide east-west highway from Harmony Road to Highway 35/115; with interchanges at Enfield Road, Regional Road 57, Darlington-Clarke Townline and Highway 35/115.  It also includes Highway 418 (10.42 km) being a four-lane wide north-south highway connecting Highway 407 and Highway 401; with interchanges at Highway 407, Highway 2 and Highway 401; and a partial interchange at Taunton Road.
			This map was created June 2014.

See a large map of the Highway 407 East project (PDF 1.15 MB).

Benefits

This project will:

  • support the movement of people and goods through the eastern Greater Toronto Area and beyond
  • create opportunities for business
  • accommodate population and employment growth
  • provide emergency detour routes for Durham Region

Key dates

When certain phases of the Highway 407 East project will be open to traffic.
Open to traffic June 20, 2016
  • Phase 1 from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa
  • Highway 412, a 10-km north-south highway that connects Highway 407 to Highway 401
2017
  • Initial portion of Phase 2 from Harmony Road to Taunton Road/Highway 418, a 10-km north-south highway
2020
  • The remainder of Highway 407 (from Highway 418 to Highway 35/115)
  • Highway 418 (from Taunton Road to Highway 401)

Find out more at the Highway 407 East project website.

Toll Rates

The following toll rates will apply when tolling begins for Highway 407 and Highway 412.

Toll Rates for Passenger Vehicles on Highway 407 and Highway 412
Travel Day Toll Rate ($/Km) Time Periods (AM/ PM)
Weekdays
Peak Period
0.29 6:00:00 a.m. – 9:59:59 a.m.
3:00:00 p.m. – 6:59:59 p.m.
Weekdays
Midday Period
0.23 10:00:00 am – 2:59:59 p.m.
Weekdays
Off Period
0.19 7:00:00 p.m. – 5:59:59 a.m.
Weekends & Holidays
Midday Period
0.22 11:00:00 a.m. – 6:59:59 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays
Off Period
0.19 7:00:00 p.m. – 10:59:59 a.m.

On Highway 407 and Highway 412, commercial vehicles weighing over 5,000 kg will be divided into two classifications: Heavy Single Units and Heavy Multiple Units. As noted below, heavy single unit and heavy multiple unit commercial vehicles will be charged two or three times passenger rates, depending on commercial vehicle size.

Toll Rates for Heavy Single Unit Vehicles on Highway 407 and Highway 412
Travel Day Toll Rate ($/Km) Time Periods (AM/ PM)
Weekdays
Peak Period
0.58 6:00:00 a.m. – 9:59:59 a.m.
3:00:00 p.m. – 6:59:59 p.m.
Weekdays
Midday Period
0.46 10:00:00 am – 2:59:59 p.m.
Weekdays
Off Period
0.38 7:00:00 p.m. – 5:59:59 a.m.
Weekends & Holidays
Midday Period
0.44 11:00:00 a.m. – 6:59:59 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays
Off Period
0.38 7:00:00 p.m. – 10:59:59 a.m.
Toll Rates for Heavy Multiple Unit Vehicles on Highway 407 and Highway 412
Travel Day Toll Rate ($/Km) Time Periods (AM/ PM)
Weekdays
Peak Period
0.87 6:00:00 a.m. – 9:59:59 a.m.
3:00:00 p.m. – 6:59:59 p.m.
Weekdays
Midday Period
0.69 10:00:00 am – 2:59:59 p.m.
Weekdays
Off Period
0.57 7:00:00 p.m. – 5:59:59 a.m.
Weekends & Holidays
Midday Period
0.66 11:00:00 a.m. – 6:59:59 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays
Off Period
0.57 7:00:00 p.m. – 10:59:59 a.m.

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