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Lane and road closures along Highway 7 East

During the week of July 18* we will be installing catch basin sewers and continuing watermain work along Highway 7 East.

What are the impacts and details of the watermain work?

Rockwell Road closed at Highway 7. Plaza entrance closure at 360 Highway 7 East (between Rockwell Road and Chalmers Road):
> July 18-22
> Cars can use the alternate entrance off Chalmers Road
> Signs will be in place to inform motorists of the closure

Closure of westbound right turn lane at Highway 7 and Chalmers Road:
> July 20-22

One lane closure may be required on Highway 7, between Valleymede Drive and West Beaver Creek Road:
> July 20-22, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Will any bus stops be affected?
> Westbound curb lane will be closed at Chalmers Road for night work

YRT bus stop at Highway 7 and Chalmers (northeast corner) will be relocated to the northwest side of the intersection:
> July 20-22
> Temporary bus platform will be in place for riders

Lane closures at Highway 7 and Allstate Parkway, starting on south side and moving to the north side. Eastbound curb lane will be closed the first night:
> Week of July 18, over 4-5 nights, 7pm – 7am
> Only one lane closed at a time
> No bus stops will be affected

Thank you for your patience during this time. Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience.

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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