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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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it’s paving season along Highway 7 West in Vaughan

It’s an exciting time as the transformation of Highway 7 progresses! As crews continue work on sidewalks and vivastations, the next segments of paving are beginning at various locations between Edgeley Blvd./Interchange Way to the GO Barrie Bridge. These paving activities will be completed in sections over the next several months and will include closures and detours. Please see below for details. To keep up-to-date, sign up for notices here.

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HillsideMedianYellow
Anticipated start date: *7am Monday, April 25 to 5pm Friday, April 29
> This work will proceed in the median and will not include any traffic impacts.

BaldwinRed
RESCHEDULED TO: *7pm Friday, May 6 to 6am Monday, May 9
> The south side of Hwy 7 will be closed from just east and just west of Baldwin to the GO Barrie Bridge, including the Baldwin-Hwy 7 intersection.
> Traffic will be shifted to the north and reduced to one lane in each direction from Hillside to the GO Barrie Bridge.
> Detour signs will be in place, and paid duty officers will be on site to help direct traffic.
> For detailed information on detours, please reference this map.

HillsideGreen
Anticipated start date: *7pm Friday, May 13 to 6am Monday, May 16
> The south side of Hwy 7 will be closed – with local traffic only.
> Traffic will be shifted to the north and reduced to one lane in each direction from Hillside to the GO Barrie Bridge.
> Detour signs will be in place, and paid duty officers will be on site to help direct traffic.
> For detailed information on detours, please reference this map.

CostaMedianPink
Anticipated start date: *7am
Thursday, May 5 to 7am Friday, May 6
> Daytime work will proceed in the median, with no traffic impacts.
> Hwy. 7 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 8pm to 6am with nightly closures at Costa Road.

EdgeleyJaneMedianOrange
Anticipated start dates: *7am
Tuesday, May 10 to 6pm Friday, May 13
> Eastbound left turns from Edgeley and Jane will be reduced to allow for buffer during paving operation.

JanePurple
Anticipated start dates: *7pm
Friday, May 27 to 6am Monday, May 30
> The south side of the intersection will be closed, as crews work around the clock to complete paving activities.
> 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.

* Please note: As with other road construction projects, some work may be rescheduled due to weather or other variables. We are committed to providing advance notice whenever possible.

 

 

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