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LINK 427 team awarded Ontario’s Highway 427 $616M Expansion Project

The fixed-priced contract is to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 expansion project.

March 16, 2017   CCE

(source: Infrastructure Ontario)

With a contract value of approximately $616M, Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation have together announced that LINK 427 has signed a fixed-priced contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 expansion project.

LINK 427’s team includes:

  • Developer: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Brennan Infrastructures Inc. (a member of the Miller Group of Companies)
  • Construction: Dragados Canada Inc., Brennan Infrastructures Inc. and Bot Infrastructure Ltd.
  • Design: MMM Group Ltd. and Thurber Engineering Ltd.
  • Maintenance: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Brennan Infrastructures Inc.

The contract reflects payments to be made during construction, the substantial completion payment and the monthly service payments before inflation adjustments.

The Highway 427 expansion project includes:

  • A new 6.6 kilometer extension from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive with
    • Eight lanes from Highway 7 to Rutherford Road
    • Six lanes from Rutherford Road to Major Mackenzie Drive, and
    • Three interchanges: Langstaff Road, Rutherford Road and Major Mackenzie Drive
    • New median High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes
  • A 4 kilometer road widening from Finch Avenue to Highway 7
    • From six to eight lanes, Finch Avenue to south of Steeles Avenue
    • From four to eight lanes, from south of Steeles Avenue to Highway 7
    • New median High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes

LINK 427 will focus on design work, and construction is expected to follow in 2017 with completion occurring in 2021. Once construction is complete, LINK 427 will receive a substantial completion payment, followed by a series of monthly payments from the Province over a 30-year period. The 30-year period commences when construction is complete. These monthly payments cover routine maintenance, construction, lifecycle repair and renewal of the highway as well as project financing.

 


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3 Comments » for LINK 427 team awarded Ontario’s Highway 427 $616M Expansion Project
  1. Brad says:

    The 427 lane widening seems to be at a standstill but looks 90 percent completed as I drive by those new unused lanes everyday. Why not open lanes at least until 407 on ramps and complete the rest after? When is this think going to be finished? Seems unsafe as is.

  2. mike sayewich says:

    9797 hunsden side road
    Gave a detail event of last summer poor work completion with late start and no work on the last bridge–albion steeles and now still no work other than stone and graing not to be used in the future

  3. John Scandolo says:

    Good morning, I would like to know who approved the lane switch southbound at the 407 exit ramp ,
    I have worked on hwys for many years never seen that being allowed on 400 series hwy.
    I suggest a gallon of paint could fix it before somebody gets hurt.
    The left should be thru lane and right a choice lane.
    Regards

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