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Watermain installation along Highway 7 East

What type of work is being done?

This summer we will be installing a new watermain in Richmond Hill. You may notice some work taking place along Highway 7 East, from Doncrest Road to west of Pond Drive. The construction will run from early June to mid-August and will take place within our existing work zone

What does the work entail?

  • We will need to dig a trench to remove existing pipes
  • Excavated materials will be loaded into trucks and moved offsite
  • New pipes will be installed, and the trench will be filled
  • The existing road will be restored

What impact will there be?

  • There will be occasional lane closures from 9:30am – 3:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Sidewalks on the north side from Doncrest to Pond will be closed
  • All driveways will be accessible
  • Water will be shut off for one night (up to 4 hours) during the changeover to the new watermain in August (we’ll let you know exact details well in advance)

Will the construction affect existing bus routes?

  • Transit stops will remain open, however, there may be some necessary detours
  • You will be notified in advance of route and bus stop relocations if they are required

How will the work zone be separated from traffic?

  • There will be construction and road signs to indicate the work area
  • Watch for barricades and equipment located at the centre median

Thank you for your patience during this time. This construction is important and will help to improve conditions in our neighbourhood.

*All dates subject to change; advance notice will be provided whenever possible.

For more information about the vivaNext plan and to receive project updates, please visit, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

We're installing a new watermain in Richmond Hill - you may notice some work along Highway 7 East, from Doncrest Road to west of Pond Drive.

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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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