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Pre-construction work begins on Highway 7

What type of work is being done?

Archaeological assessments are being conducted to meet the requirements
of the Highway 7 Corridor (Yonge to Warden) Environmental Assessment.

Why is it being done?

To ensure that any important historical artifacts are identified before the
roadway is widened for the rapidway.

Where exactly is this going on?

Between Bayview and South Town Centre Blvd, extending across Cedarland Drive
to Warden Ave.

When will it start?

Week of October 18.

How long will the work take?

About 2 weeks as weather plays a role in how quickly we can do the work.

What does the work entail?

Archaeological work involves digging holes by hand and sifting soil for artifacts.

A one-foot by one-foot hole, approximately one to two feet deep, will be dug
approximately every 18 feet. The holes are then filled in before moving to the
next location.

What impact will there be?

There will be very little impact from the archaeological work and it won’t
disrupt traffic.

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under construction

expected completion
dec. 2014


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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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