Extension of Highway 427 should provide relief for some transport problems of Peel.
Over the next three years, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure will spend $ 616 million to expand Highway 427, says Jim Faught, communications director at LINK427
LINK427 is the consortium of companies selected by the province to to design, build, finance and maintain the expansion project.
Recently, Faught spoke to the regional council to inform them of the project, which, he said, will have a number of traffic impacts on Peel.
"You are 10 years late," said Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson, adding that the highway is at full capacity when it is opened. "People are drowning in traffic."
From 2018 it is said that Highway 427 will be extended by 6.6 kilometers from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan and that Finch Avenue will be expanded by 4.4 kilometers to Highway 7 in Toronto. . Construction should end in 2021.
"I'm glad you're here," Thompson said to Faught. "I'm glad it's here (referring to motorway expansion) We do not have enough infrastructure to deal with growth."
According to a report by Peel public works commissioner Janet Smith, the expansion project has started to congestion on Highway 427 and to reduce surrounding roads such as Highway 50 in Peel.
Approximately $ 1.8 billion of goods are traded every day by Peel and four of the nine jobs in the region are located in sectors that depend on goods movements. [Highway19659002] Highway 50 currently serves as the primary North-South transport route that connects northeastern connections to Brampton to Highway 427 on Highway 7. According to the report, approximately 46,500 vehicles use Highway 50 every day.
Further analysis shows that 16 percent of vehicles are trucks traveling from the Pacific Vaughan intermodal terminal, located on the west side of Highway 50, north of Rutherford Road in Brampton.
The expansion project would reduce the travel pressure on this road and enable more local movements within Peel.
Brampton Coun. John Sprovieri said that the extension of Highway 427 would be a great service for the residents of Brampton. "I am grateful that this is finally happening, and everyone is really looking forward to this."