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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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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 the Richmond Hill Centre you’ll find connections to viva, GO, YRT and TTC.

Viva rapid transit service launched on Sunday, August 18 in the centre median, or rapidway, along Highway 7 in Richmond Hill and Markham from Bayview Avenue to Highway 404.  The next phase of rapidway, which totals 3.9 kilometres, along Highway 7 from Highway 404 to Warden Avenue, will open in December, 2014.  Future plans to extend east to Reesor Road are dependent on additional funding commitments.

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