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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.

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.