DURHAM REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Highway 407 East
Two links in Whitby, connecting Highway 407 East to Highway 401
By 2015 – 4 lane, north-south highway connecting Highway 407 East and Highway 401 inWhitby located just east of Lake Ridge Road
Interchanges along the link will be located at: Dundas Street & Highway 7
Interchanges along Highway 407 will be located at Highway 12/Baldwin & Thickson Rd.
There will also be a north-south link from Highway 407 to Highway 401 in Clarington
Highway 401 Widening
Environmental assessment and preliminary design study underway.
Widening of Highway 401 is required to accommodate the projected growth: 12 lanes fromBrock Road to the future West Durham Link and extend the core collector system.
10 lanes from the future West Durham Link to Courtice Road
GO Transit East Track Expansion
A Highway 401 crossing east of Thickson Roadto CP Rail.
An additional GO station at Thornton and Consumer’s Road on the Whitby-Oshawa border, north of Highway 401
Oshawa GO Station/Via Rail terminal will become a mobility hub
Points of connectivity between regional and rapid transit services
Different modes of transportation come together seamlessly
GO Transit East Rail Maintenance Facility
Construction underway, estimated completion 2017
Facility for servicing and repair of GO trains
Located south of Victoria St. realignment adjacent to CN/ GO rail corridor east and west ofHopkins St.
600,000 sq. ft. facility and will include:
18 storage tracks
electrical substation for power supply to facility and trains
progressive maintenance bays for train inspection and maintenance
coach, diesel, paint and wheel shops
locomotive and train wash buildings
300-400 full time jobs
Durham Learning and Business Innovation Park (dLAB)
dLAB InnovationPark comprises an area of 114 acres betweenThickson Road South inWhitby andThornton Road in Oshawa
Joint project of Durham College, Trent University, Halloway Developments Limited and the River Oaks Group
Complements DurhamCollege, UOIT and Trent University’s programming
Companies locating at dLAB will have access to:
Training facilities and programs
Research and commercialization facilities