On the 8th of December, Steven del Duca, Ontario's Minister of Transportation
, announced the upcoming opening of part of the second phase
of the 407 East Extension highway
. The event was attended for Cintra
by Andrés Sacristán, Director of Canada, and David García Santolalla, CEO of the highway, and for Ferrovial Agroman
by Carlos Planelles , Director of Canada, and Gabriel Medel, Design and Build Director of the project.
In addition, other members of the local administration were present, including Granville Anderson, a member of the Durham provincial parliament
and Jeff Leal, a member of the Peterborough provincial parliament
, as well as Adrian Foster, mayor of Clarington
This new section of the 407 EE starts at Harmony Road
(Oshawa) and runs for about 8 kilometres
to Taunton Road
(Clarington). The route includes an interchange at Enfield Road
and a partial interchange at Taunton
, with the final opening scheduled for early January 2018.
The remainder of the project, which includes approximately 14 km
to the east and another 10 km
of the north-south connection, is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.