The Ontario government has announced the final stretch of Highway 407 — connecting the 407 to Highway 35/115 — and Highway 418 will be open to drivers beginning Monday, December 9th.
The Highway 7 East project, a toll road owned by the Ontario government, was originally scheduled to be completed in 2020.
“I’m pleased to announce that the last phase will open ahead of schedule,” says Vijay Thanigasalam, parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Transportation. “The completion of the Highway 407 East project will connect communities and greatly improve our transportation network in this region,”
The extension will add 14.2 kilometres to Highway 407, and the new Highway 418 (10 kilometres). which provides another north-south connection from Highway 407 to Highway 401.
“Connecting Highway 407 to Highway 35/115 will create a vital link between Peterborough and the Greater Toronto Area,” says Dave Smith, MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha. “The extension of this highway will help attract jobs and economic growth to this region.”
The new stretch of Highway 407 and new Highway 418 is fully owned and operated by the Province of Ontario.
Motorists will only receive one invoice for the use of Highway 407, 412, 418, and/or 407 ETR. This includes transponder leases, monthly account charges, and video toll charges.