Infrastructure Ontario seeks proposals for Highway 427 expansion


The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and Infrastructure Ontario have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the design, construction and maintenance of the Highway 427 expansion project. The project entails a new 6.6-kilometre section of highway, comprising a six-lane section and a four-lane section, plus three interchanges. It also includes the widening of an existing four-kilometre stretch of road from six to eight lanes, and another from four to eight lanes, plus the addition of High Occupancy Lanes.

The Highway 427 project is part of the province’s ten-year $130 billion infrastructure investment. The highway extension, taking it north of Highway 7, was identified as a priority in the 2006 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The government says it will help reduce congestion and improve commute times.

The next step in the procurement process after RFQ proposals have been assessed will be a request for proposals (RFP). The project will be delivered under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model, a public-private partnership arrangement in which risks associated with design, construction, financing and maintenance are assumed by the private sector.

The Minister of Transportation said that the expansion of Highway 427 would “strengthen the economy and help keep goods and people moving for years to come.” His words were echoed by the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, who noted that the expanded highway would stimulate development along the highway corridor.

Did you miss this?

Other Popular Stories

  • Bill Gates betting we can invent our way to a clean energy world
  • Gas producers argue for use of LNG to power northern communities
  • Canadian manufacturing continued to slide in December, though not in Ontario
  • High-level support continues for Keystone XL
  • Mexican oil and gas re-opened to foreign companies after 76 years
  • GE Aviation opens new robotics facility in Quebec
  • Compact reactor could make fusion dream a reality
  • Publication aimed at development CEOs names Ontario best investment location in Canada
  • Pembina set for biggest expansion in its history
  • Industry mostly positive about government's infrastructure spending plans
  • Boeing expands Winnipeg plant; Dreamliners set to fly again
  • Renewable energy use increased in US in 2012
  • Opponents of Enbridge pipeline reversal say spill risks too high
  • Scientists Develop Sustainable Battery Using Tree Bark Tannins
  • June a very good month for manufacturers
  • FedDev money for GTA aerospace company; Bombardier cutting losses on Learjet
  • Ontario must develop its cybersecurity industry to remain competitive: report
  • Clean energy expected to surge as pv costs drop
  • Elon Musk, the master of disruptive technology companies: his life, successes — and failures
  • U.S. and Mexico resume talks for NAFTA auto agreement — door open for Canada to return to negotiations
Scroll to Top