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.
On February 1, 2017, tolling will begin on the province's new Highway 407 and Highway 412. Similar to Highway 407 ETR, Highways 407 and 412 are all-electronic, open-access toll highways without booths or barriers. For tolling-related matters (e.g., transponders, billing, invoices, plate denial status), related to Highway 407 (from Brock Road to Harmony) and Highway 412, customers may contact 407 ETR, the service provider for tolling of Highway 407 and 412, using one of the following methods.
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: