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Pre-construction activities underway

Beginning the first week of May, and over the next few months, there will be various activities taking place on Highway 7 between Islington Avenue and Yonge Street.

Why is this work taking place?

VivaNext continues to work on the preliminary design and engineering of the rapidways. This requires further technical investigative work to ensure the accuracy of drawings, property lines and environmental records.

What type of work is being done?

  • Geotechnical investigations to determine pavement thickness and integrity of the material underneath
  • Utility investigation to determine location of various utilities and identify any conflicts
  • Surveyors are taking measurements and confirming property needs

What impact will there be?

  • A couple of these activities involve lane closures during off-peak hours (9:30am – 3:30pm)
  • The most noticeable impact will be the geotechnical investigation work, which involves drilling small (10 cm) holes at 200-metre intervals along the road
  • If your property is directly impacted as a result of the survey work, you will be personally contacted by York Region property services personnel

How long will all this work take?

  • The geotechnical investigations should be completed in three to four weeks
  • The utility work is only taking place between Highway 400 and Creditstone, and will be completed within two to three weeks. Utility work for the rest of the corridor will be done at a later date
  • Surveys will take approximately two weeks to complete

Visit the project page on our website for more details and visuals: vivanext.com/highway7_vaughan

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

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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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