In the next 12 years, Durham’s population will grow to almost 1,000,000 people (currently, home to approximately 700,000). Building transit infrastructure is critical to the success of the Regional Municipality of Durham.·
Close access to 404, 407, 401 Highways and extended Go Transit Services are important transportation assets for residents as well as attracting and retaining businesses.
The last phase of the Highway 407 East project was completed ahead of schedule in December 2019. Vijay Thanigasalm, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation states: “The completion of the Highway 407 East project will connect communities and greatly improve our transportation network in this region.”
The addition of major new highway infrastructure (including Hwy 412) and the widening of highways 401 and 7 also contribute toward meeting the transportation objectives for the region.
Planning for the GO Lakeshore East extension of rail service to Bowmanville began in 2007. Although the route has not been confirmed, all four municipalities impacted have confirmed their commitment to the route, option 1. It was determined that option 1 had the greatest potential to: revitalize downtowns; transform and connect our communities; support economic development (estimated 21,000 new jobs); and increase transit ridership. Click for more information about the GO East extension.
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