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Lane and road closures along Highway 7 East

During the week of July 18* we will be installing catch basin sewers and continuing watermain work along Highway 7 East.

What are the impacts and details of the watermain work?

Rockwell Road closed at Highway 7. Plaza entrance closure at 360 Highway 7 East (between Rockwell Road and Chalmers Road):
> July 18-22
> Cars can use the alternate entrance off Chalmers Road
> Signs will be in place to inform motorists of the closure

Closure of westbound right turn lane at Highway 7 and Chalmers Road:
> July 20-22

One lane closure may be required on Highway 7, between Valleymede Drive and West Beaver Creek Road:
> July 20-22, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Will any bus stops be affected?
> Westbound curb lane will be closed at Chalmers Road for night work

YRT bus stop at Highway 7 and Chalmers (northeast corner) will be relocated to the northwest side of the intersection:
> July 20-22
> Temporary bus platform will be in place for riders

Lane closures at Highway 7 and Allstate Parkway, starting on south side and moving to the north side. Eastbound curb lane will be closed the first night:
> Week of July 18, over 4-5 nights, 7pm – 7am
> Only one lane closed at a time
> No bus stops will be affected

Thank you for your patience during this time. Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience.

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.

Map showing temporary bus stop relocation.

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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.