TORONTO — Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have announced the selection of LINK 427 as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 Expansion project.
LINK 427's team includes ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Miller Infrastructure, developer; Dragados Canada Inc., Miller Infrastructure and Bot Infrastructure Ltd., construction; MMM Group Ltd. and Thurber Engineering Ltd., design; and ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Miller Infrastructure, maintenance.
IO and the MTO will now begin finalizing contract details with LINK 427, a media statement released Jan. 24 indicates. The project cost and schedule are expected to be announced in March, with design and construction to begin shortly after.
The Highway 427 Expansion project includes a new 6.6-kilometre extension from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive and a four-kilometre road widening from Finch Avenue to Highway 7.
The Highway 427 Expansion is the fourth major highway project delivered by IO and MTO through the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model. Projects that are delivered using IO's AFP model have a track record of being 96 per cent on budget to date. Highway 427 and its assets will remain publicly owned and controlled.