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Environmental assessments on Highway 7 West

Where and when is the work being done?

  • Dates: Sunday, January 15 to Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
  • Hours of work: 9am to 3pm.
  • Work location: various locations along Highway 7 West, between Highway 400 and Creditstone Road.

What is being done?

Crews will take measurements and photographs, and visually inspect the roadway and surrounding area.

What impact will this have?

Crew members may be noticeable in the area wearing safety vests and carrying clipboards. Aside from this, this work will not affect residents, businesses, drivers and pedestrians.

Why does this work need to be done?

Environmental assessments need to be completed to prepare for the vivaNext rapidway project. Rapidway construction on Highway 7 West will happen in two phases, starting this year and scheduled to be complete by 2020.

How can I find out more about this project?

Browse this website for more information about the project and upcoming public open houses, and to sign up for construction updates like this one.

For more information about the vivaNext plan, contact your Community Liaison, Nimisha Raja.

it’s spring paving season on Highway 7 West

As construction continues along Highway 7 West, paving will begin between Edgeley Boulevard and Keele Street. The work is scheduled to begin this month and continue until mid-late June, depending on weather conditions. Work will be completed one section at a time [see map below] and will require some lane closures on weeknights and partial intersection closures on weekends. Police officers and flag persons will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.

The intersections of Keele/Highway 7*, Creditstone/Highway 7** and Jane/Highway 7*** will each have partial closures on the weekend dates noted below.

map of paving on Highway 7 West - please see the text below for a description

Jane intersection, south side, at Highway 7

***Friday, May 29, 7pm, to Monday, June 1 at 6am:

  • The south side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Jane south of Highway 7
  • Highway 7 traffic will shift to the north side of the intersection, with one lane open in each direction
  • Motorists travelling south on Jane will have right-hand access only [westbound] on Highway 7
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid duty police officers will be on site to help direct traffic
  • For help finding alternative routes, please see our detailed detour map

Keele intersection, north side, at Highway 7

*Friday, June 5 to Saturday, June 6, 2015:

  • The north side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Keele north of Highway 7
  • Highway 7 traffic will shift to the south side of the intersection, with one lane open in each direction
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid duty police officers will be on site to help direct traffic

south side Highway 7, between Edgeley Boulevard and Jane

Friday, June 12 to Saturday, June 13, 2015:

  • Crews will be paving along the south side Highway 7 west of Highway 400, from Edgeley to Jane
  • Traffic will shift to the north, with one lane open in each direction

Creditstone Rd. intersection, south side, at Highway 7

**Tentatively Friday, June 19 at 7pm to Monday, June 22 at 6am:

  • The south side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Creditstone south of Highway 7
  • Highway 7 traffic will shift to the north side of the intersection, with one lane open in each direction
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid duty police officers will be on site to help direct traffic

Highway 7 at Maplecrete Rd., median lanes

As early as Friday, May 8, and May 11 to 15, 7am to 5:30pm:

  • Paving begins in the centre median

Keele St. intersection, south side, at Highway 7

*Friday, May 22, 7pm to Monday, May 25 at 6am:

  • The south side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Keele south of Highway 7
  • Highway 7 traffic will shift to the north side of the intersection, with one lane open in each direction
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid duty police officers will be on site to help direct traffic
  • For help finding alternative routes, please see our detailed detour map.

Highway 7, Jane St. to CN bridge

Monday, May 11 to Thursday, May 14, 7am to 5:30pm:

  • Paving in in centre median of Highway 7

 

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