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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.

Photo of professional surveyor

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 Street* and Highway 7, and Creditstone Road** and 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

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 police duty 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

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 police duty 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 police duty 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

 

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