Highway 407 East Extension – Phase 1

Rank 2024


Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $1 billion

Funding Source: P3

Provincial Funding: $1 billion

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Pickering to Oshawa

This first phase extends Highway 407 20.3 kilometres east from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa.
Six interchanges will allow for on/off access to the extension from local north/south roads. This phase will aslo connect
Highway 407 East to Highway 401 with the West Durham Link, a 10-kilometre, four-lane divided highway to be built east of Lake Ridge Road in Whitby; and require a five-kilometre realignment of Highway 401 to accommodate the West Durham Line.

There will be six lanes on Highway 407 East from Brock Road to the West Durham Link; four lanes from West Durham Link to Harmony Road, and four lanes on West Durham Link. In total, there will be approximately 148 new lane kilometres with up to 11 interchanges including two highway-to-highway interchanges, 31 major water-crossing structures, and 16 road crossings. Phase 1 is currently under construction and is expected to be open to traffic in spring 2016.

Project Owner: Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Engineer: Parsons (owner’s engineer)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: 407 East Construction General Partnership—SNC-Lavalin and Ferrovial Agroman; Jansen & Spaans Engineering and AIA Engineers (design); Bot Construction (subcontractor)

Facility Managers: 407 East Development Group— Concessionaires Cintra and SNC-Lavalin

Other Key Players: Morrison Hershfield and URS, an AECOM company (technical advisors to IO); AECOM (prime consultant); Infrastructure Ontario (procurement manager and project development); LVM (pavement and quality assurance); Golder Associates (testing, inspection and laboratory quality assurance); WSP (pile drive monitoring); LeighFisher (lenders’ technical advisor); Aecon; Aon (risk/insurance advisor to authority)

Financiers and Banks: BMO Capital Markets and Desjardins (financing, bond underwriting, and lenders); CIBC World Markets (capital markets advisor to Infrastructure Ontario)

Supplier Other: DECAST Ltd. (precast box culvert and girders); Dufferin Concrete and Dufferin Aggregates; Canam Group

Legal: McCarthy Tétrault

2016 Rank: 47

2015 Rank: 48

2014 Rank: 39