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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.

summer paving is happening on Highway 7 West!

As construction continues along Highway 7 West, we’re paving between Commerce Street and Bowes Road. The work is scheduled to continue until mid-late September, 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 traffic control persons will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.

Various intersections will have partial closures on the weekend dates* noted below. [sign up for notices here]

map of summer paving on Highway 7 West! - see below for descriptions

Bowes Rd./Baldwin  Ave. intersection north side at Hwy 7

*Tentatively scheduled: Friday, August 28, 7pm, to Monday, August 31, 5-6am:

  • The north side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Bowes Rd. north of Highway 7.
  • Highway 7 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid duty police officers will be on site to help direct traffic. For detailed information, see the detour map.
  • If sidewalks or bus stops are affected, directional signs will be on site to guide pedestrians.

Creditstone Rd. intersection, south side, at Highway 7

*Tentatively scheduled: Friday, September 11, at 7pm, to Monday, September 14, 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.

Bowes Rd./Baldwin Ave. intersection south side at Hwy 7

*Tentatively scheduled: Friday, September 18, 7pm, to Monday, September 21, 6am:

  • The south side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Baldwin Ave. south of Highway 7.
  • Highway 7 traffic will likely maintain two lanes open in one direction, but one lane in the other.
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid duty police officers will be on site to help direct traffic.
  • If sidewalks or bus stops are affected, directional signs will be on site to guide pedestrians.

 [now complete]

Edgeley Blvd/Interchange Way intersection north side at Hwy 7

completed: Sunday, August 16

Bowes Rd./Baldwin  Ave. intersection north side at Hwy 7

completed: Sunday, August 16

Edgeley Blvd/Interchange Way intersection south side at Hwy 7

completed: Monday, July 13

Highway 7 north side, east of Keele

completed: Wednesday, June 24

 

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