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Nightly lane closures east of Woodbine

What type of work is being done?

  • We are installing hydro wires under the roadway in Markham along Highway 7, just east of Frontenac Drive. This work will start on Sunday, July 3, from 7pm to 7am, and will take approximately 5 nights to complete.

What does the work entail?

  • We will need to cut into the pavement across Highway 7
  • New hydro wires will be installed
  • The existing road will be restored

What impact will there be?

  • There will be occasional nightly lane closures along Highway 7 for both eastbound and westbound traffic, starting Sunday, July 3
  • Police officers will be on site to manage traffic flow
  • Steel plates will cover the openings on the roadway, to keep traffic lanes open during the day
  • The sidewalk will be closed on one side of the street. The closure will then switch to the other side
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience

Will any bus stops be affected?

  • The YRT stop on the northeast corner of Highway 7 and Frontenac Drive will be relocated to the northwest corner for the duration of this work
  • Please watch for signs to temporary stop locations. We will advise when exact dates become available.

What are we doing to assist riders?

  • An accessible boarding area will be maintained
  • There will be stanchions and signage to identify the temporary bus stop
  • Wayfinding signage will direct riders to the temporary stop

Thank you for your patience during this time. This construction is important to help shape our growing community for generations to come.

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 vivanext.com/highway7_markham, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

Map showing locations of temporary nightly lane closures and bus stop relocations east of Woodbine.

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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.

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