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Highway 418 and 407 extension opens Monday

Ontario expanding and improving highways to promote economic development


December 10, 2019
By Province of Ontario

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Dec. 10, 2019, Ont. – Ontario is connecting people to places and boosting local economies by opening the final stretch of Highway 407 and Highway 418.

Beginning December 9th, the final phase of this project will be open to drivers, connecting Highway 407 from the new Highway 418 to Highway 35/115. Highway 418 will provide another north/south connection from Highway 407 to Highway 401.

The extension will add 14.2 kilometres to Highway 407, and the new Highway 418 (10 kilometres). This will add more options for commuters and families to travel across the region faster.

“The completion of the Highway 407 East project will connect communities and greatly improve our transportation network in this region,” said Vijay Thanigasalam, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation. “I’m pleased to announce that the last phase will open ahead of schedule.”

“Ontario’s highway infrastructure investments help people get where they need to go in a safe and efficient way, while allowing businesses to move goods and deliver services more quickly,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. “These investments help make Ontario open for business and open for jobs.”

“Connecting Highway 407 to Highway 35/115 will create a vital link between Peterborough and the Greater Toronto Area,” said Dave Smith, MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha. “The extension of this highway will help attract jobs and economic growth to this region.”

“Opening the final phase of the Highway 407 East project before the busy holiday season is great news for all residents and travellers in this region,” said Lindsey Park, MPP for Durham. “This is welcome news, especially during a time when people are planning trips to visit family.”

“Extending Highway 407 provides another connection in Durham that will help move people and goods,” said Lorne Coe, MPP for Whitby. “I’m excited to see the economic opportunity this project will bring for the entire region and beyond.”