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Construction work, Dec. 19–23

Bayview Avenue

Work continues on the new Bayview vivastations on both north and south sides of the street. Periodic noise from the equipment may be heard.

Valleymede Drive to Highway 404

There will be overnight lane reductions in both eastbound and westbound directions along Highway 7 East to complete line painting. Lanes will be painted in their final road location as the next phase of construction begins. Periodic noise may be heard from a waterblasting truck (used for paint removal). There will be construction and road signs to indicate the work area. Drive with caution.

  • December 19 and 20, 7pm – 6am

Eastbound lanes will be reduced to install construction barriers in the centre of the road.

  • December 20, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Westbound lanes will be reduced to install construction barriers in the centre of the road.

  • December 21, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Bus Stop Relocations

As part of this construction project, numerous bus stops are being relocated. We will provide details in a future bulletin and online.

Please Note: As with all construction projects, work may be rescheduled due to weather. We’ll provide advance notice whenever possible.

For more information about the vivaNext plan and to receive project updates, please see the Highway 7 East rapidway project page, drop by our project information office at Highway 7 and South Park Road, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

Map of construction work area

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In Markham, the future of transit has arrived with the opening of the last piece of the Highway 7 East rapidway along South Town Centre Boulevard, Cedarland Drive and Warden Avenue.

A new vivastation is open on Cedarland Drive, walking distance to shopping, major employers and future condo developments. This final section of rapidway allows YRT/Viva customers to experience truly rapid transit, from Bayview Avenue in Richmond Hill to the Downtown Markham development area. On the rapidway already in service on Highway 7, riders are already seeing up to 35% travel time savings. All this goes a long way to improving transit in York Region and providing a faster and more convenient commute. And all of you are a big part of that. Thank you!

When weather permits in the summer of 2015, the “BUS ONLY” lanes will have a red top-coat of pavement applied and trees and shrubs will be planted. These finishing touches will set the stage for attractive, pedestrian-friendly urban spaces for generations to come.

Wondering what this is all about or what a rapidway is? Click here to find out.