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Installation of temporary traffic signals begins

Construction continues to advance on Highway 7 with the installation of temporary traffic signals between Bayview Avenue and Highway 404 beginning the week of February 28.

What does this work involve?

  • Surveying for pole locations and delivery of poles
  • Installation of temporary traffic and pedestrian signals
  • Switching over of traffic signals

How long will this work take?

  • Approximately one week at each intersection
  • All intersections completed by April 2011
  • Switching to the temporary signals will take place during off-peak hours (9:30am to 3:30pm) with police officers on site to manage traffic flow

What impact will there be?

  • Every effort will be made to minimize impacts on pedestrians and traffic flow; maintaining public safety is a top priority
  • Any required lane closures will take place during off-peak hours
  • YRTViva riders will be notified if any transit stop locations are affected; normal service will continue

For more information visit, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

Photo of traffic lights at Highway 7 East and South Town Centre Road

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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.