Earlier this year, it was announced that LINK 427 was awarded the contract for the Highway 427 expansion project. According to Daily Commercial News, the price value for this contract is $616 million and will reflect: payments to be made during construction, the substantial completion payment and the monthly service payments before inflation adjustments.

LINK 427's team includes ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Brennan Infrastructures Inc. LINK 427's focus will be on the design work with construction expected to begin in 2017 and be completed some time in 2021. The expansion project will include:

A new 6.6-kilometre extension from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive with eight lanes from Highway 7 to Rutherford Road; six lanes from Rutherford Road to Major Mackenzie Drive; three interchanges (Langstaff Road, Rutherford Road and Major Mackenzie Drive); and new median High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes;

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