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Highway 7 East lane & road closures for September 18–24

Valleymede Drive

Various entrance closures along Highway 7 (north and south sides of the street), between Saddlecreek Drive and Valleymede Drive. Please use entrances along side streets.

  • Week of September 18

Nighttime asphalt paving on the south side of Highway 7, between Valleymede Drive and Highway 404 (no lane closures).

  • September 23–24, 8pm–6am

Pond Drive

Pond Drive closed at Highway 7 for drainage work. Motorists along Highway 7 can take Times Avenue or Commerce Valley Drive West to South Park Road to access Pond Drive. The sidewalk through the construction zone will be closed – please follow pedestrian detour signs. The YRT bus stop (currently located on the west corner of the intersection) will be temporarily moved 100 metres farther west – please follow on-site signs.

  • September 19, 6am to September 23, 6pm

Commerce Valley Drive East

Access to the Commerce Gate plaza from eastbound Highway 7 will be closed. Please use entrance on Commerce Valley Drive West.

  • September 18–21, day and night closure

East and West Beaver Creek Road and Valleymede Drive

One eastbound lane or one westbound lane closed from: Saddlecreek Drive to east of Valleymede Drive; west of West Beaver Creek Road; and west of East Beaver Creek Road.

  • Week of September 18, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Woodbine Avenue

Reduction to one lane in each direction between Allstate Parkway and Woodbine Avenue for nighttime line painting. Please be advised of periodic noise from a waterblasting truck (used for paint removal). A paid duty police officer will be on-site.

  • Week of September 18, 8pm – 6am 

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, 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.

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.