Highway 401 Expansion project reaches financial close

On April 26, 2019, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) awarded a $639.8 million contract to West Corridor Constructors to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). West Corridor Constructors is a consortium comprised of Aecon Group Inc. (50%), Parsons (30%) and Amico (20%).

The Highway 401 Expansion is an approximately 18-kilometre reconstruction and widening project in the western part of the GTA, from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton, consisting of two 10-lane segments, two 12-lane core collector systems and median High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. The scope of work also includes bridge reconstruction and replacement, structural culvert replacements, drainage and utilities work, as well as ecological restoration.

Gowling WLG advised IO and the MTO with respect to this project with a team that included Merie-Anne Beavis, Lindsay Wong, Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong and Sebastien Pepin.

SPV Legal Advisors: Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP - Chris Bennett, Tobor Emakpor, Marissa Kirsh, Tom Budziakowski

Funders Legal Advisor: McCarthy Tetrault LLP - Samantha Cunliffe, Liezl Behm, Leah Whitworth