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Road widening work on Highway 7 East

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

Construction work planned during the week of August 20 to 27


One lane closure on the westbound lane at Highway 7

  • August 21 to 26, 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

One lane closure on the northbound lane of Bayview Avenue

  • August 17, and August 21 to 26, 9:30am – 3:30pm


Constant noise from heavy machinery and intermittent beeping (back-up alarms) from trucks on the westbound lanes of Highway 7 from Doncrest Road to Chalmers Road and Chalmers Road to Rockwell Road

  • August 20, – 7am to 5:30pm


Temporary nighttime Viva bus station relocation from northeast corner to northwest corner of Valleymede Drive and Highway 7

  • August 22 and August 26, 8pm to 6am
  • Temporary bus stop will be in place for riders
  • Fare equipment will remain on the northeast corner

Nighttime lane closure on Highway 7 at Valleymede Drive. Constant noise from heavy machinery and intermittent beeping (back-up alarms) from trucks for the duration of the work

  • August 21 to 26, 8pm to 6am
  • A paid duty police officer will be present to direct traffic flow


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

  • August 20, 7am to 5:30pm


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

  • August 23 to 26, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Eastbound Viva station at Allstate Parkway will be impacted by utility work for approximately one hour per day. The bus boarding area will be temporarily relocated

  • August 22 and August 23, for one hour per day between 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • A YRT representative will be on-site to direct passengers


One lane closure on South Town Centre Boulevard

  • August 22 to 26, 9:30am – 3:30pm

One lane closure on Warden Avenue, between Highway 7 and Enterprise Drive

  • August 22 to 26, 9:30am – 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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