Commuting to work or just getting around in Durham Region is easier thanks to the opening of Highways 407 and 412 on June 20th, 2016.
Commuters will likely encounter some continuing lane closures and restrictions in the next few months as we put the finishing touches on the highway including: landscaping, general clean up, and installation of tolling infrastructure.
The 407EDG is responsible for maintenance, including snow removal, for the next 30 years. To maintain the highway, 22 full-time employees have been hired and will work from a new maintenance facility at Salem Road north of Highway 7. Local contractors will be hired on an as-needed basis. Check out our employment opportunities page if you're interested in joining the team.
Drivers will not pay tolls until the new year on the new provincially-owned tolled Highways 407 and 412; however, please remember tolls and fees remain in effect for the existing privately operated 407 ETR -- west of Brock Road.
Similar to Highway 407 ETR, Highways 407 and 412 are all-electronic, open-access toll highways without booths or barriers. Transponders are not required to drive on Highway 407 and 412. It is an individual decision, if or when, to acquire a transponders. Drivers may obtain transponders from 407 ETR.
Currently, there is no "trip charge" when just using Highways 407 and 412. When tolling begins for Highways 407 and 412, customers will not be double billed for transponder lease, monthly account, and camera charges. These fees will be charged by 407 ETR only once, for the use of Highways 407, 412, and/or 407 ETR.
While the tolling system is being installed on Highways 407 and 412, the gantries will read a transponder resulting in a beep. This will not result in toll charges for travel on the new Highways 407 and 412, during the toll free period.
407 East Phase 1 is complete, but Phase 2 is still under construction. Click the map below to see where Phase 1 ends and Phase 2 begins.
The 407 East Phase 1 project was a major infrastructure undertaking. See how it stacked up against the CN Tower which turned 40 this year: