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Rockwell Road closure, Highway 7 East

What type of work is being done?

We are installing the new Richmond Hill watermain and will need to close Rockwell Road at Highway 7 from Tuesday, June 21 to Friday, June 24 in order to complete the work.

What properties are affected?

  • Properties located in the plaza at 360 Highway 7 East (between Rockwell Road and Chalmers Road)

What does the work entail?

  • We need to remove existing pipes and install the new watermain

What impact will there be?

  • The entrance into the plaza located at 360 Highway 7 will be blocked due to the Rockwell Road closure
  • Cars will need to enter the plaza from Chalmers Road
  • The affected properties have been personally notified of the road and driveway closure
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience

Thank you for your patience during this time. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

*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.

Map showing area of Rockwell Road closure for watermain work.

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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 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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