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H3 Summer Construction Updates July 2013

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We've had a busy year along Highway 7, in Markham and Richmond Hill. Construction of the vivaNext rapidways is making great progress with the Bayview Towers and canopy instillations, paving and boulevard landscaping. Watch the transformation as it unfolds.

Take a look at the vivastations. It's as close as you can get without being there.
We’re growing right along with you Markham! See some of the work that went into the eastern part of the Highway 7 East rapidway – now open from Highway 404 to South Town Centre.
In Markham, rapid transit is here! See a few of Highway 7's moments in time showing some beautiful ideas come to life.
See what's happening on Highway 7 East, Markham, in 2014.
Highlights showcasing the work that has taken place on the vivaNext projects for 2013
Anyone travelling along Highway 7 in Richmond Hill or Markham has seen the new vivastations from the outside, but here's a peek of what they're like on the inside.
We've had a busy year along Highway 7, in Markham and Richmond Hill.  Construction of the vivaNext rapidways is making great progress with the Bayview Towers and canopy instillations, paving and boulevard landscaping.  Watch the transformation as it unfolds.
Viva rapid transit service began on Sunday August 18 on the centre median, or rapidway, along Highway 7 in Richmond Hill from Bayview Avenue to Highway 404. An additional 3.9 kilometres of rapidway along Highway 7 from Highway 404 to Warden Avenue will open in 2014.
Have some fun this summer following the Blue Boots series.
It's fun to work at v-i-v-a!
In 2012, construction was well underway on Highway 7 East and Davis Drive rapidway projects. Our crews worked hard to move both projects forward in leaps and bounds -- here's a snapshot of what we did in 2012. For more information about vivaNext projects, visit www.vivanext.com.
vivaNext celebrated Earth Day 2012 with a 20-minute cleaning race and some creatures excited about the new homes that will be heading their way when hundreds of trees are planted along Highway 7 with new rapidways in that area.
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Highway 7 East / Markham and Richmond Hill

The second phase of York Region’s rapid transit future [rapidways] is now a reality, and we couldn’t be prouder!

With our first complete Bus Rapid Transit segment now open for service along Highway 7 East [from Bayview Avenue to Warden Avenue], our region is moving ahead as planned with our commitment to making it easier for everyone to get around.

You know it looks great, but even better, taking transit across York Region is now easier, faster and more reliable. It’s no wonder ridership is already up 10% and customers’ average commute time is over 30% less than their previous commute.

And this is just the beginning! Imagine a future where it’s easy to get all around York Region on transit, with convenient, reliable Viva rapid transit service – moving you quickly and comfortably while avoiding traffic congestion. That future is already on the way, with vivaNext projects currently under construction along Highway 7 West, north along Yonge Street and across Davis Drive in Newmarket.

The transit network across the GTHA is getting better and stronger, too. Connections to the TTC’s Spadina Subway at the VMC will be ready for customers in 2017. Links to the GO Transit system are also being expanded through Regional Express Rail projects, and convenient commuter parking lots are in the works.

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