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Pre-construction work continues on Highway 7

In addition to hydro pole relocation along Highway 7, additional archaeological investigations are being conducted to meet the requirements of the Highway 7 Corridor (Yonge to Warden) Environmental Assessment

Where exactly is this going on?

Archaeological investigations will take place in the boulevard adjacent to the westbound curb lane west of Woodbine Avenue at Brown’s Corners United Church.

When will the archaeological investigations start?

Work will commence the week of January 31, 2011.

How long will the assessments take?

Weather is a factor in how quickly the assessments can be done, but we’re estimating about two weeks.

What does the work entail?

Archaeological crews will dig 40cm down in the boulevard area, remove soil by hand and/or machinery and sift soil for artifacts. A ground thaw heater is used to soften the earth and remove moisture which allows for a cleaner excavation.

What impact will there be?

There will be temporary lane closures from Monday to Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., in the westbound curb lane of Highway 7, just west of Woodbine Avenue. Access to Brown’s Corners United Church and adjacent properties will be maintained.

For more information visit, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.


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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.