Request for Proposals Released - Highway Construction to Create 13,000
TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - Ontario took a major step today towards
construction of the Highway 407 East by releasing a request for
proposals (RFP) that invites three short-listed teams to submit
proposals to design, build, finance and maintain phase one of the new
Highway 407 East.
Highway 407 East will be a publicly owned toll road. The province will
operate Highway 407 East, establish customer service standards, set
toll rates and retain all revenues generated by tolls on Highway 407
East. The design and construction of the highway will create and
sustain approximately 13,000 jobs throughout the Greater Toronto Area
and Durham Region.
The highway will be built in two phases: From Brock Road in Pickering to
Harmony Road in Oshawa, and then to Highway 35/115 by 2020. A new
link, the West Durham Link, will connect Highway 407 East to Highway
The three short-listed teams have approximately six months to prepare
and submit their proposals. The three teams are:
- 407 East Development Group
- Cintra Infraestructuras S. A.
- Intoll Group
- 407 East Development Partners
- OHL Concesiones S.L.
- Global Via Infrastructuras S.A
- Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc.
- Con-Drain Company Limited
- Coco Paving Inc.
- 407 GreenLink Partners
- Bilfinger Berger Project Investments
- Macquarie Group Limited
- AECON Group Inc.
- Fengate Capital Management Limited
The short-listed teams participated in a rigorous competitive request
for qualifications (RFQ) process.
Once the RFP submissions are received and evaluated, a successful team
will be selected and announced in early 2012. A copy of the RFP is
available on Infrastructure Ontario's website at www.infrastructureontario.ca.
The province has reached an agreement in principle with an affiliate of
407 ETR to provide tolling services for the new Highway 407 East. The
province will receive these services, initially for a ten-year term, at
a lower cost than establishing a new tolling system.
Using the affiliate of 407 ETR's existing tolling system will benefit
motorists travelling on both 407 ETR and the new Highway 407 East.
Benefits include: use of the same transponder currently used on 407 ETR
for trips on Highway 407 East; a single bill for all trips made on
Highway 407 East and 407 ETR, with trips on each highway itemized
separately; a single payment system; and one phone number and website
for customer services and for inquiries regarding 407 ETR and Highway
With this agreement, Ontario will be able to ensure a high level of
service for Highway 407 East drivers. The agreement will allow the
province to withhold payments if established standards for customer
service and timely, accurate billing are not met.
Final terms of the tolling services agreement with the affiliate of 407
ETR are expected later this year.
Building Highway 407 East is important for the Region of Durham and
communities of Peterborough and Kawartha. Design and construction of
the highway will create thousands of jobs during the first phase and
generate significant economic spin-off benefits for local businesses.
Once completed, the highway will create opportunities for business,
population and employment growth.
Highway 407 East will provide commuters with more efficient access to
the Greater Toronto Area, relieve congested areas of Highway 401 -
Canada's busiest highway, and improve the movement of services and
goods across Ontario.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to managing some
of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal
projects - ensuring they are built on time and on budget.
Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation - pending approval
"The Ontario government's transportation investments are part of our Open Ontario plan to strengthen our economy and create more jobs and opportunities across
the province. The project to extend the highway will help to improve
the economy and local quality of life while strengthening the
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure - pending approval
"Our government's investment in the transportation network supports
economic sectors, such as construction, and plays an important role in
moving goods and people across the Greater Toronto Area and Durham
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
| Paulette den Elzen |
| Bob Nichols |
Ministry of Transportation