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Construction work, Nov. 19–26

Valleymede Drive

Two eastbound centre lanes closed on Highway 7 at Valleymede Drive for road repair work. Please be advised of periodic noise (beeping from truck back-up alarms and saw-cutting).

  • November 19, 7am – 3:30pm

Pond Drive

Full closure of Pond Drive at Highway 7 for sewer work. Motorists will not be able to turn from Highway 7 onto Pond Drive, or from Pond Drive onto Highway 7. Motorists can take Times Avenue or Commerce Valley Drive West to South Park Road to access Pond Drive. Pedestrians will be re-routed along a temporary walkway.

  • November 21 and 22, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Apple Creek Bridge

Eastbound curb lane over Apple Creek Bridge (east of Fairburn Drive) will be closed for watermain work.

  • November 19, 7am – 5pm
  • November 21 and 22, 9:30am – 3:30pm

New Project Information Office hours

Please note the Project Information Office hours have changed as follows:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 4pm
  • Other times by appointment

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.