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Highway 407 East Project To Create 900 Direct Construction Jobs

May 24, 2012
Work Begins This Fall On New Highway To Harmony Road in Oshawa

Drivers in the GTA will soon have more and better options to quickly get to where they need to be. Work is set to begin on building the new Highway 407 East from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa.

The $1-billion project will create 900 direct construction jobs as well as thousands more spin-off jobs in local companies. Construction is set to begin this fall and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

The extension will improve the transportation network in the GTA, helping to attract more families and businesses to local communities. The second phase of the extension will bring the 407 to Highway 35/115 by 2020.

Highway 407 East is being delivered using the province’s alternative financing and procurement delivery model, which is managed by Infrastructure Ontario.