March 23, 2007

Ontario’s 407 toll highway to be widened

Toronto, Ontario – The 407 ETR electronic toll highway in the Greater Toronto Area will be widened northwest of Toronto between Highway 427 and Highway 401. Aecon Group Inc. has announced that its Construction and Materials division has been awarded a $49.1 million contract for the operation.

The project will add two inside lanes along the 27 km stretch, expanding the central section of the highway and improving traffic flow during peak hours. This follows a similar project that Aecon completed in 2006 to widen the 407 between Highway 427 and Highway 404.

Aecon, one of the original partners in the initial development, design, construction and operation of 407 ETR, will reconstruct the highway median and perform the grading, draining, hot mix paving and illumination work on the project. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2007.

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