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Construction work, week of October 16

Bayview Avenue

Reduction to one lane in each direction from Bayview Avenue to West Beaver Creek Road, for nighttime line removals and painting. Please be advised of periodic noise from a waterblasting truck (used for paint removal). A paid duty police officer will be on-site.

  • October 18, 8pm – 6am

Doncrest Road

Eastbound curb lane closed, west of Doncrest Road, for trenching.

  • October 17-18, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Leslie Street

Two temporary YRT bus stop relocations on Leslie Street. The stop on the southeast corner of Leslie Street and Highway 7 will move to the northeast corner (stop ID: 1007). The stop on the northwest corner will move to the southwest corner (stop ID: 1924).

  • From October 21 – TBD (we will provide this information when available)

Rodick Road

Traffic (in all directions) will be stopped periodically, for approximately 2 minutes each time, to safely remove overhead conductors. A paid duty police officer will be on-site to direct traffic.

  • October 18, 9:30am – 1pm

Please note new hours of operation at the public information trailer on Highway 7 and South Park Road as of October 17, 2011:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Thursdays, 12pm – 8pm

This schedule better reflects visitor patterns and provides greater convenience with new evening hours.

Please Note: As with all construction projects, some of the work will have noise impacts. In addition, 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 visit, 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.

On January 4, 2015, the final section of the Highway 7 East rapidway opened for service, allowing YRT/Viva customers to experience truly rapid transit from Bayview Avenue in Richmond Hill to the Markham Centre development area. On the section of rapidway already in service on Highway 7 since 2013, 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!

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