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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:

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

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paving continues this fall along Highway 7 West!

As construction continues along Highway 7 West, we’re paving between Commerce Street and Baldwin Avenue. The work is scheduled to continue into late October and early November, 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 dates* noted below. [sign up for notices here]



*Thursday, October 15 at 7pm to Monday, October 19 at 6am

    • The south side of Hwy, 7 will be closed from Costa Road intersection to Keele Street, as crews work around the clock to complete paving activities. In addition, Costa at Highway 7 will be closed.
    • Paving work will be from Costa to the CN Bridge, then from the CN Bridge to Keele.
    • Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Costa to Keele.
    • Signs as well as paid duty officers will be on site to help guide pedestrians and drivers.
    • Some bus stop relocations will be required for this work. Where bus stops are affected, directional signs will guide pedestrians to the nearest open bus stop.

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

*tentatively scheduled for: Friday, October 30 at 7pm to Monday, November 2 at 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 be reduced to 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.
  • Local residents and businesses will have dedicated parking.

 [now complete]

Creditstone Rd. intersection, south side, at Highway 7

completed: Sunday, September 27

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

completed: Sunday, August 30

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