407 East Phase 1 September 2014 STEVEN HANKINS APPOINTED CEO OF 407 EDG Steven Hankins has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the 407 East Development Group. Steven has been with Cintra since 2010 and has extensive experience on large transportation projects, including working in Utah building Interstate 15 in advance of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. Steven spent the past 13 years in Texas, but has now moved his family — wife Jennifer and three sons aged 17, 13 and 10 —north to Toronto to see the Highway 407 East project through to completion. “The project is at the halfway point and we are still on track to reach completion by December 2015,” Steven says. “We understand that there have been some challenges, and we are sympathetic to the residents in Durham Region. We are committed Steven Hankins has been appointed CEO of the 407EDG. He brings extensive experience on large transportation projects to the Highway 407 East Phase 1 project. to continue communicating with the municipalities and residents to ensure there is a free flow of information.” Upcoming Public Information Centre The sixth Public Information Centre (PIC) for the Highway 407 East Phase 1 project will take place Tuesday, October 14 at the Abilities Centre, 55 Gordon Street, Whitby, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the Brooklin United Church, 19 Cassels Road, Whitby, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, October 15. The PIC will present information on the Community Value Plan. Community Value Plan The Community Value Plan (CVP) was initially developed by MTO as part of the EA process. It established initiatives for incorporating in the Project a broad range of historical, social and natural environmental features that reflect the values and interests of communities through which the Project will pass, as well as other stakeholders, such as First Nations.The CVP includes project-wide and site-specific landscape features, such as vegetation screening, and general restoration/enhancement of natural areas; gateway features at the entrance to local communities; local and aboriginal heritage commemoration through architectural enhancement of The next Public Information Centre for the Highway 407 East Phase 1 project will take place October 14 in Whitby and October 15 in Brooklin. bridge structures, themed signage/plaques and the establishment of special commemorative sites; trails; and wildlife crossings. 407 EDG will be completing the design of the CVP elements and constructing them. The CVP will be showcased during the PICs on October 14 and 15 407 East Phase 1 Construction Update Highway 407 East is starting to take shape — about half-way done — but with that comes the inevitable inconveniences caused by road closures. In early September 2014, Highway 401 was shut down between midnight and 5 a.m. over three nights to facilitate the installation of concrete girders that will carry Lakeridge Road over Highway 401. We recognize this is only a snapshot of the inconvenience that has been caused to some residents because of the construction activity, but we are more than half way done — the December 2015 finish line is in sight. We ask for your continued patience over the next 16 months as we work to complete the project on time, and remind everyone that traffic updates are available at www.407eastphase1. ca. The new alignment of Highway 401 at Lakeridge Road is visible in this aerial shot. This section will also include the interchange with the West Durham Link, which will connect Highway 401 with Highway 407 East. NEW: Our website has been updated to make it easier to find information on traffic disruptions and road closures in your area. For more information, go to: http://www.407eastphase1.ca/road-closuresdelays Special thanks to the OPP for their assistance in safely closing Highway 401 for overnight stretches in early September as massive concrete girders were put into place. The girders, as long as half a football field, will support the overpass that will carry Lakeridge Road over Highway 401. 407 EAST DEVELOPMENT GROUP 400 Dundas Street East Whitby, Ont. L1N 0K1 Email: [email protected] Phone: 1.855.463.3109 CONNECT WITH US: Stay connected with the construction of Highway 407 East Phase 1. Follow us on Twitter @407EDG Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/407edg OFFICE HOURS Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information on any story in this newsletter, please visit www.407eastphase1.ca or call 1.855.463.3109.
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