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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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When it comes to the future of transit in York Region – it’s coming to Markham this winter with the launch of the third section of the Highway 7 rapidway on South Town Centre Boulevard, Cedarland Road and Warden Avenue.

A lot of activity is taking place as we all prepare for Viva beginning to run in this new section of rapidway. This includes preparing to open the new Cedarland Station, testing of Viva and emergency service vehicles in the rapidway lanes and training of YRT/Viva staff – to name a few.

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.