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Highway 7 East lane closures for August 27–September 3

Road widening work continues along Highway 7 East. Lane closures and temporary bus stop relocations will be taking place along Highway 7 from Bayview Avenue to Warden Avenue, over the next four weeks. We may be working on weekends as well, depending on construction progress (except during the Labour Day long weekend). We will keep you updated regularly with summaries of the construction impacts.

Bayview Avenue

Westbound curb lane closed on Highway 7

  • August 29 to 31, 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Current Viva bus stop will not be impacted
  • Access to the pedestrian stairs at Highway 7 and Bayview Avenue will remain open

Leslie Street

Constant noise from heavy machinery and intermittent beeping (back-up alarms) from trucks on the eastbound lanes of Highway 7 from Pond Drive to Commerce Valley East

  • August 27, 7am to 5:30pm

Allstate Parkway

One lane closure in each direction (eastbound and westbound) on Highway 7, between Allstate Parkway and Woodbine Avenue. Lanes will only be closed where median removals are taking place

  • August 30 to September 2, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Please Note: As with all construction projects, work may need to 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, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

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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.