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Rockwell Road closure, Highway 7 East

What type of work is being done?

We are installing the new Richmond Hill watermain and will need to close Rockwell Road at Highway 7 from Tuesday, June 21 to Friday, June 24 in order to complete the work.

What properties are affected?

  • Properties located in the plaza at 360 Highway 7 East (between Rockwell Road and Chalmers Road)

What does the work entail?

  • We need to remove existing pipes and install the new watermain

What impact will there be?

  • The entrance into the plaza located at 360 Highway 7 will be blocked due to the Rockwell Road closure
  • Cars will need to enter the plaza from Chalmers Road
  • The affected properties have been personally notified of the road and driveway closure
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience

Thank you for your patience during this time. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

*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 area of Rockwell Road closure for watermain work.

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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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