Roads: Highway 407 East (Durham Region) | Page 18

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  1. markhamdevelopments

    markhamdevelopments New Member

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    Agreed. The highway should end at Enfield Road till 2019 when the extension to 115 and Highway 418 opens.
     

  2. Leo_Chan

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    Is it worth finishing a short part of the highway faster than the rest? Why open it at all then?
     
  3. Megaton327

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    Because people can start driving their cars on the open stretch to get to places faster, several years earlier.
     
  4. Leo_Chan

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    Well thats obvious, but how much benefit is building ~5km more highway on a highway thats not used a lot? My guess is, the amount of people's trips that get shorted is very small. Also, logistically speaking, accelerating the opening of a small stretch of highway may be more difficult than working on the whole phase 2 part 1 stretch together.
     
  5. innsertnamehere

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    It's about 10km longer. And it effectively serves Bowmanville which isn't currently served by it, and is home to almost 40,000 people.
     
  6. Leo_Chan

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    I'm talking about Harmony to Enfield.
     
  7. Fritter

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    Rationale for planned extension to 418/Taunton is possibly because Taunton has an interchange with 35/115. Taunton becomes the temporary 407 until final phase is complete. Just my opinion, I honestly don't know MTO's reasoning to this 2 phase approach.
     
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    Most of the Taunton exit will re-used. Once the 418 opens the southbound off-ramps (which are on the south side of Taunton) will be converted to northbound off-ramps.
     
  9. waterloowarrior

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    Minister of Transportation to Make an Announcement
    December 7, 2017 3:30 P.M.
    Ministry of Transportation

    Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, will make an announcement. He will be joined by Granville Anderson, MPP for Durham, and Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough.

    Date: Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

    Time: 10 a.m.

    Location: Southwest Quadrant

    Highway 407/Enfield Rd. Interchange, Clarington
     
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    innsertnamehere Superstar

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    The highway is due to open another chunk before the end of the year.. so likely an opening date announcement.
     
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    Ontario Opening New Stretch of Highway in Durham Region
    Next Phase Highway 407 Set to Open in January 2018
    December 8, 2017 10:00 A.M.
    Ministry of Transportation
    https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2017/12/ontario-opening-new-stretch-of-highway-in-durham-region.html
    Ontario is improving traffic flow and reducing congestion for families in Durham region, with the next phase of Highway 407 from Harmony Road to Taunton Road in Clarington set to open next month.

    Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, and Granville Anderson, MPP for Durham, were in Clarington to announce that the new section of Highway 407 is on track to open to traffic in early January 2018.

    The first phase of the Highway 407 extension, which opened last year and included a new Highway 412, is already seeing approximately 40,000 vehicles per day, improving travel times across this growing region. The new addition of 9.6 kilometres to Highway 407, including two new interchanges, will allow even more commuters and families travel across the region faster.

    The final phase, scheduled to open by 2020, will connect Highway 407 to Highway 35/115 and includes Highway 418, which will provide another north/south connection from Highway 407 to Highway 401.

    Tolling on the new section will begin immediately upon opening. Toll rates for Highways 407 and 412 are lower than tolls on Highway 407 ETR. The province's rates are, on average, approximately 15 per cent lower during off-peak periods, and approximately 30 per cent lower during peak periods, as compared to Highway 407 ETR.

    Building new highways to get traffic moving is part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
     
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  12. Edward Skira

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    News Release

    Ontario Opens New Section of Highway in Durham Region
    January 2, 2018

    The Next Phase of Highway 407 Opens Today
    Ontario is improving traffic flow and reducing congestion in Durham region, with the next phase of Highway 407 from Harmony Road to Taunton Road in Clarington now open.

    The first phase of the Highway 407 extension, which opened last year and included a new Highway 412, is already seeing approximately 40,000 vehicles per day, improving travel times across this growing region. The new addition of 9.6 kilometres to Highway 407, including two new interchanges, will allow even more commuters and families travel across the region faster.

    The final phase, scheduled to open by 2020, will connect Highway 407 to Highway 35/115 and includes Highway 418, which will provide another north/south connection from Highway 407 to Highway 401.

    Toll rates for Highways 407 and 412 are lower than tolls on Highway 407 ETR. The province's rates are, on average, approximately 15 per cent lower during off-peak periods, and approximately 30 per cent lower during peak periods, as compared to Highway 407 ETR.

    Building new highways to get traffic moving is part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.


    QUICK FACTS
    • Ontario will use the revenue from the tolls on Highways 407, 412 and 418 to help fund a variety of programs and services, including new infrastructure and transit projects.
    • Motorists will only pay fees once for the use of Highways 407, 412, and/or 407 ETR. This includes transponder leases, monthly account charges, and video toll charges.
    • Motorists can continue to use one transponder and receive one invoice on the privately operated Highway 407 ETR, and on Ontario’s Highways 407 and 412, making the tolling process straightforward and seamless.
    • Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
     
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    one of the big things about the 407 east I noticed when compared to the 407ETR is that it does not charge the $1 trip charge. This means that if you are only using 407 East, you are only charged the per km rate. Going from Highway 7 to the 401 on the 412 for example would cost you $1.81 in off peak rates. Compare that the the 407ETR toll structure, which would cost $3.14 for that same distance. The difference in toll rates gets even bigger with upcoming toll rates for the 407ETR and during peak hours.. that distance on the 407ETR could cost as much as $5.86, compared to the maximum of 407 East, $2.77.
     
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  14. Leo_Chan

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    So it’s more affordable? Yay!
     
  15. darth_freeman

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    Are those the first traffic numbers we've gotten for the new highway? 40,000 is pretty low, about on par with the average of Hwy 406 in St. Catharines.

    Durham is so ready for development and intensification, too bad no one wants to live there.

    It's not like this is a secret, the rates are all on the website, which now includes to Taunton Road!
    https://www.407etr.com/en/tolls/tolls/toll-calculator.html
     

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