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Construction work, week of October 16

Bayview Avenue

Reduction to one lane in each direction from Bayview Avenue to West Beaver Creek Road, for nighttime line removals and painting. Please be advised of periodic noise from a waterblasting truck (used for paint removal). A paid duty police officer will be on-site.

  • October 18, 8pm – 6am

Doncrest Road

Eastbound curb lane closed, west of Doncrest Road, for trenching.

  • October 17-18, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Leslie Street

Two temporary YRT bus stop relocations on Leslie Street. The stop on the southeast corner of Leslie Street and Highway 7 will move to the northeast corner (stop ID: 1007). The stop on the northwest corner will move to the southwest corner (stop ID: 1924).

  • From October 21 – TBD (we will provide this information when available)

Rodick Road

Traffic (in all directions) will be stopped periodically, for approximately 2 minutes each time, to safely remove overhead conductors. A paid duty police officer will be on-site to direct traffic.

  • October 18, 9:30am – 1pm

Please note new hours of operation at the public information trailer on Highway 7 and South Park Road as of October 17, 2011:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Thursdays, 12pm – 8pm

This schedule better reflects visitor patterns and provides greater convenience with new evening hours.

Please Note: As with all construction projects, some of the work will have noise impacts. In addition, work may 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, drop by our project information office at Highway 7 and South Park Road, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

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Where east meets west.

Markham and Richmond Hill are becoming key destinations within York Region. The Highway 7 East rapidways that travel through both of these municipalities will connect to the Richmond Hill Centre, a new mixed-use urban centre featuring businesses, homes, shops, restaurants, a 10-acre park, a theatre – and you. This is where the planned Yonge North Subway extension will begin (or end). Pick your ride – any ride. From Richmond Hill Centre you’ll find connections to viva, GO, YRT and TTC.

Work started in the Highway 7 right-of-way in April 2011. The first stretch of Viva rapid transit service launched in August 2013 in the centre median, or rapidway, along Highway 7 from Bayview Avenue to Highway 404. In August 2014, the second stretch opened from Highway 404 to South Town Centre Boulevard, and the last piece to Warden Avenue will open by the end of 2014. Future plans to build east to Reesor Road are dependent on additional funding commitments.

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