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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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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.

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