The new expansion on Highway 427 north of Toronto will be open on Saturday and will save commuters travel time. People can save up to 25 minutes in travel time during peak periods on this high-traffic highway. According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, the expansion is 10-kilometres long and will improve traffic flow from Finch Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive.
Caroline Mulroney, the Minister of Transportation said “I am pleased to announce the new and widened sections of Highway 427 will be open to the public on September 18,… As part of our vision for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, our government is investing in highway infrastructure to address congestion and keep up with the growing needs of Ontarians.” during a news release on Thursday.
The project was initially started in 2015 and actual construction began in 2018 and lasted till 2021. The $616 million expansion was halted for a period of time after the company building the highway sued the government for unfair pay. More than half of the highway will include eight lanes from Highway 7 to Rutherford.
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