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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, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

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

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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.