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Road widening work on Highway 7 East

Road widening work continues along Highway 7 East. Over the next five weeks lane closures and temporary bus stop relocations will be taking place along Highway 7 from Bayview Avenue to Warden Avenue. Crews may be working on weekends as well, depending on construction progress (except during the Labour Day long weekend). We will keep you updated with weekly summaries of the construction impacts.

Construction work planned during the week of August 20 to 27

BAYVIEW AVENUE

One lane closure on the westbound lane at Highway 7

  • August 21 to 26, 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Current Viva bus stop will not be impacted
  • Access to the pedestrian stairs at Highway 7 and Bayview Avenue will remain open

One lane closure on the northbound lane of Bayview Avenue

  • August 17, and August 21 to 26, 9:30am – 3:30pm

CHALMERS ROAD

Constant noise from heavy machinery and intermittent beeping (back-up alarms) from trucks on the westbound lanes of Highway 7 from Doncrest Road to Chalmers Road and Chalmers Road to Rockwell Road

  • August 20, – 7am to 5:30pm

VALLEYMEDE DRIVE

Temporary nighttime Viva bus station relocation from northeast corner to northwest corner of Valleymede Drive and Highway 7

  • August 22 and August 26, 8pm to 6am
  • Temporary bus stop will be in place for riders
  • Fare equipment will remain on the northeast corner

Nighttime lane closure on Highway 7 at Valleymede Drive. Constant noise from heavy machinery and intermittent beeping (back-up alarms) from trucks for the duration of the work

  • August 21 to 26, 8pm to 6am
  • A paid duty police officer will be present to direct traffic flow

LESLIE STREET

Constant noise from heavy machinery and intermittent beeping (back-up alarms) from trucks on the eastbound lanes of Highway 7 between Commerce Valley West to Leslie Street and Leslie Street to Commerce Valley East

  • August 20, 7am to 5:30pm

ALLSTATE PARKWAY

One lane closure in each direction (eastbound and westbound traffic) on Highway 7, between Allstate Parkway and Woodbine Avenue. Lanes will only be closed where median removals are taking place

  • August 23 to 26, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Eastbound Viva station at Allstate Parkway will be impacted by utility work for approximately one hour per day. The bus boarding area will be temporarily relocated

  • August 22 and August 23, for one hour per day between 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • A YRT representative will be on-site to direct passengers

WARDEN AVENUE

One lane closure on South Town Centre Boulevard

  • August 22 to 26, 9:30am – 3:30pm

One lane closure on Warden Avenue, between Highway 7 and Enterprise Drive

  • August 22 to 26, 9:30am – 3:30pm

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 of work locations

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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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