Word is out the province intends to extend the 407 toll highway through Durham Region toward Peterborough, but the new segment will not be owned or operated by the much-reviled ETR consortium.
I can’t say the prospect of a road connecting greenfield to exurbs fills me with joy, but I am delighted it will be tolled. Say what you will about the high price of driving on the 407; those tolls do a pretty good job of keeping the highway moving.
Hopefully all new highways (and there will be new highways) will be tolled roads. Tolls are a good idea not just for discouraging unnecessary traffic, but also make expensive roads financially sustainable.