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Utility relocation work begins on Highway 7

What type of work is being done?

PowerStream Inc. will be installing new hydro poles on both sides of Highway 7.

Why is it being done?

To accommodate the widening of Highway 7 for the vivaNext rapidways.

Where and when will it take place?

  • Between Doncrest Drive and East Beaver Creek Road starting December 2010
  • Between Allstate Parkway and Town Centre Boulevard starting January 2011

How long will the work take?

Estimated completion is April 2011.

What does the work entail?

The work will be done in the following stages:

  • New poles will be delivered and distributed along the corridor
  • Holes will be dug for the new hydro poles
  • New poles will be placed and stabilized in the holes
  • Existing power lines will be transferred to the new poles
  • Existing poles will be removed and holes backfilled

What impact will there be?

  • Periodic lane closures may be required during off-peak traffic hours.
  • There should be no unscheduled disruption of electrical service. PowerStream will advise clients of any planned disruption well in advance.

Road Paving at Warden and Enterprise

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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.

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