TORONTO, Ont. — Hwy. 427 may be extended north of Toronto by 50 kilometres if an Ontario government report is any indication.
Ontario Transportation Minister, Brad Clark, is expected to announce an environmental assessment later this week that would examine the impact of expanding the highway.
The proposed expansion is aimed at alleviating traffic congestion in the Greater Toronto Area. The 427 currently extends from the Queen Elizabeth Way to Hwy. 7, just north of Toronto. If the expansion goes forward, it could carry the roadway north and east to meet Hwy. 89 at Hwy. 400, just south of Barrie, Ont.
A government source told media that tolls are being considered as an option to help fund the project.
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