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Night time construction

What type of work is being done?

  • We are installing a new watermain in Richmond Hill as well as new sewers along Highway 7 East. The area of impact for this work is between Saddlecreek Drive and Highway 404. This work will start Sunday, June 26 from 7:00pm to 6:00am, and will take approximately two weeks to complete.

What does the work entail?

  • We will need to dig a trench
  • New pipes will be installed, and the trench will be filled
  • The existing road will be restored

What impact will there be?

  • There will be continuous noise from the sound of our equipment (backhoes and excavators) and beeping from trucks reversing.
  • Three eastbound lanes will be closed along Highway 7 on some nights during the weeks of Sunday, June 26 and Sunday, July 3. The intersections will remain open
  • The westbound lanes will be used for both east and westbound traffic with police officers on site to manage traffic flow
  • There will be occasional lane closures on Commerce Valley Drive West and Commerce Valley Drive East south of Highway 7, starting the week of Sunday, June 26. The intersections will remain open
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience

What any bus stops be affected?

  • The boarding areas for Viva stops on the south side at West Beaver Creek, Saddlecreek, Leslie, East Beaver Creek and Valleymede will be temporarily relocated from the hours of 9:00pm to 6:00am for one night:
    • West Beaver Creek
    • East Beaver Creek
    • Saddlecreek (YRT stop)
    • Valleymede
    • Leslie

Please watch for signs to temporary stop locations. We will advise when exact dates become available.

What are we doing to assist riders?

  • The fare equipment, street furniture, and access to the sidewalk will remain open to passengers
  • An accessible boarding area will be maintained
  • There will be stanchions and signage to identify temporary bus stops
  • Staff will be onsite to direct riders
  • Wayfinding signage will be provided for riders

Thank you for your patience during this time. This construction is important to your neighbourhood.

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 vivanext.com/highway7_markham, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

Map showing locations of temporary overnight lane closures and bus stop relocations.

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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.

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