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Nightly lane closures east of Woodbine

What type of work is being done?

  • We are installing hydro wires under the roadway in Markham along Highway 7, just east of Frontenac Drive. This work will start on Sunday, July 3, from 7pm to 7am, and will take approximately 5 nights to complete.

What does the work entail?

  • We will need to cut into the pavement across Highway 7
  • New hydro wires will be installed
  • The existing road will be restored

What impact will there be?

  • There will be occasional nightly lane closures along Highway 7 for both eastbound and westbound traffic, starting Sunday, July 3
  • Police officers will be on site to manage traffic flow
  • Steel plates will cover the openings on the roadway, to keep traffic lanes open during the day
  • The sidewalk will be closed on one side of the street. The closure will then switch to the other side
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience

Will any bus stops be affected?

  • The YRT stop on the northeast corner of Highway 7 and Frontenac Drive will be relocated to the northwest corner for the duration of this work
  • Please watch for signs to temporary stop locations. We will advise when exact dates become available.

What are we doing to assist riders?

  • An accessible boarding area will be maintained
  • There will be stanchions and signage to identify the temporary bus stop
  • Wayfinding signage will direct riders to the temporary stop

Thank you for your patience during this time. This construction is important to help shape our growing community for generations to come.

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 nightly lane closures and bus stop relocations east of Woodbine.

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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.

A new vivastation is open on Cedarland Drive, walking distance to shopping, major employers and future condo developments. This final section of rapidway allows YRT\Viva customers to experience truly rapid transit, from Bayview Avenue in Richmond Hill to the Downtown Markham development area. On the rapidway already in service on Highway 7, 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!

When weather permits in the summer of 2015, the “BUS ONLY” lanes will have a red top-coat of pavement applied and trees and shrubs will be planted. These finishing touches will set the stage for attractive, pedestrian-friendly urban spaces for generations to come.

Wondering what this is all about or what a rapidway is? Click here to find out.

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