TORONTO, Ont. — The province of Ontario has announced it will extend toll Hwy. 407 from its current end in Pickering to Hwy. 115 in Clarington.
The new portion of the highway will be tolled, but it’s not yet clear how the tolling system will be integrated with that of ETR407, the private company that owns and operates the existing Hwy. 407 toll road.
The province said an environmental assessment study is already underway and the preliminary design has been identified. It hopes to have the road up and running by 2013.
“Motorists who use the 407 eastern extension will pay for the highway, freeing up provincial investment dollars for other priorities such as public transit,” said Transportation Minister Jim Bradley. “Our approach to extend the 407 eastward will allow us to maintain public ownership of this stretch of highway and regulate the tolls.”
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