The 407 ETR is located in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and runs parallel to the first city ring road, the 401, one of North America’s most congested highways.
Its Location Contributes to Toronto’s Urban Growth
The 407 ETR is located in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and runs parallel to the first city ring road, the 401, one of North America’s most congested highways. It has 40 interchanges and 198 entrances or exits, all equipped with electronic vehicle detection devices. Seven of the interchanges are rapid transits to other highways. There are 236 bridges in its 67.1 miles.
Free Flow: an Innovative Toll System
Highway 407 ETR was the world’s first all-electronic, open-access toll highway. The innovative toll system of the 407 ETR highway does not require the user to stop at the entry or exit tollbooths. Using a registration number transmission device, it detects the vehicle, calculates the route covered and manages billing. The client automatically receives the invoice, more than 20 million invoices are handled per year.
Toll charges can be varied freely, this is used to guaranty a congestion-free highway and offer a high quality driving experience to the drivers
Socially responsible infrastructure
By using 407 ETR, drivers emit 108,000 fewer metric tonnes of CO2 each year. This is due to higher, consistent speeds that are closer to the speed at which emissions are minimized compared to the prevailing speeds on the congested toll-free alternative highways and major roads.
The Construction Stage
Ferrovial Agroman was the lead contractor responsible for design and construction under a lump-sum, fixed-price and fixed-schedule
Most Significant Work Units
Wet mix macadam
Bituminous asphalt materials
Cross drainage works