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Highway 7 East lane closures for August 27–September 3

Road widening work continues along Highway 7 East. Lane closures and temporary bus stop relocations will be taking place along Highway 7 from Bayview Avenue to Warden Avenue, over the next four weeks. We may be working on weekends as well, depending on construction progress (except during the Labour Day long weekend). We will keep you updated regularly with summaries of the construction impacts.

Bayview Avenue

Westbound curb lane closed on Highway 7

  • August 29 to 31, 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Current Viva bus stop will not be impacted
  • Access to the pedestrian stairs at Highway 7 and Bayview Avenue will remain open

Leslie Street

Constant noise from heavy machinery and intermittent beeping (back-up alarms) from trucks on the eastbound lanes of Highway 7 from Pond Drive to Commerce Valley East

  • August 27, 7am to 5:30pm

Allstate Parkway

One lane closure in each direction (eastbound and westbound) on Highway 7, between Allstate Parkway and Woodbine Avenue. Lanes will only be closed where median removals are taking place

  • August 30 to September 2, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Please Note: As with all construction projects, work may need to 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, 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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From 7 and Woodbine to Main Street Unionville to Markville Mall, the stretch of Highway 7 has all the shopping you need.

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