The Ontario government is permanently removing tolls on Highways 412 and 418, effective today, April 5, 2022.
Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, is expected to mark the occasion today.
“We have heard the people of Durham loud and clear and we agree that the tolls imposed on Highways 412 and 418 by the previous government are wrong and unfair,” Ford had earlier said. “That’s why we are removing the tolls on these highways so that people and businesses have more travel options and hard-earned money in their pockets.”
Highways 412 and 418, till today, were the only tolled north-south highways in Ontario. Removing tolls will provide more travel options for local residents, relieve gridlock on local roads across Durham Region, and help improve economic competitiveness for local businesses.
The province has allocated some $2.6 billion in funding for 2021–22 in support of the multi-year Ontario Highways Program, which features more than 570 expansion and rehabilitation projects underway or planned.
- Highways 412 and 418 are two north-south oriented highways connecting Highway 401 to Highway 407 in Durham Region.
- Toll rates for the provincially owned Highway 407 extension were temporarily frozen until May 31, 2021.
- Toll rates on the privately owned and operated 407 ETR are not impacted by these measures.