The province is moving forward in its construction of the 407 east in Durham region.
The 22 km stretch would run from Harmony Road in Oshawa to Highway 35/115 in Clarington.
The Transportation Minister was in Ajax Tuesday, releasing a request for proposals for the new stretch of highway.
Glen Murray says the project is moving forward on time, with the first portion expected to open in 2017 and the rest in 2020.
This portion of the 407 will be publicly owned, meaning the toll money will go towards the province.
Murray stresses its important to get this done to relieve congestion on the 401.