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Utility relocation work continues on Highway 7

What is happening?

A large truck-mounted vacuum is being used to bore holes to locate underground utility cables and pipes.

Where is it happening?

Along Highway 7 from South Town Centre Blvd. to Courtyard Lane.

Why is it happening?

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

When will it happen?

Work will begin on Friday, February 4 and will take about a week to complete.

What impact will there be?

A loud, intermittent hum will be heard at times during the week.

For more information visit vivanext.com/highway7_markham, 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.

Wondering what this is all about or what a rapidway is? Click here to find out.

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