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Installation of temporary traffic signals begins

Construction continues to advance on Highway 7 with the installation of temporary traffic signals between Bayview Avenue and Highway 404 beginning the week of February 28.

What does this work involve?

  • Surveying for pole locations and delivery of poles
  • Installation of temporary traffic and pedestrian signals
  • Switching over of traffic signals

How long will this work take?

  • Approximately one week at each intersection
  • All intersections completed by April 2011
  • Switching to the temporary signals will take place during off-peak hours (9:30am to 3:30pm) with police officers on site to manage traffic flow

What impact will there be?

  • Every effort will be made to minimize impacts on pedestrians and traffic flow; maintaining public safety is a top priority
  • Any required lane closures will take place during off-peak hours
  • YRTViva riders will be notified if any transit stop locations are affected; normal service will continue

For more information 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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