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Utility relocation work continues on Highway 7

What is happening?

A large truck-mounted vacuum is being used to bore holes to locate underground utility cables and pipes.

Where is it happening?

Along Highway 7 from South Town Centre Blvd. to Courtyard Lane.

Why is it happening?

To accommodate the widening of Highway 7 for the vivaNext rapidways.

When will it happen?

Work will begin on Friday, February 4 and will take about a week to complete.

What impact will there be?

A loud, intermittent hum will be heard at times during the week.

For more information visit, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

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Linda Filippi

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The second phase of York Region’s rapid transit future (rapidways) is now a reality, and we couldn’t be prouder!

With our first complete Bus Rapid Transit segment now open for service along Highway 7 East (from Bayview Avenue to Warden Avenue), our region is moving ahead as planned with our commitment to making it easier for everyone to get around.

You know it looks great, but even better, taking transit across York Region is now easier, faster and more reliable. It’s no wonder ridership is already up 10% and customers’ average commute time is over 30% less than their previous commute.

And this is just the beginning! Imagine a future where it’s easy to get all around York Region on transit, with convenient, reliable Viva rapid transit service – moving you quickly and comfortably while avoiding traffic congestion. That future is already on the way, with vivaNext projects currently under construction along Highway 7 West, north along Yonge Street and across Davis Drive in Newmarket.

The transit network across the GTHA is getting better and stronger, too. Connections to the TTC’s Spadina Subway at the VMC will be ready for customers in 2017. Links to the GO Transit system are also being expanded through Regional Express Rail projects, and convenient commuter parking lots are in the works.

And those are just the projects that already have funding. Additional projects are ready to go, with the most important one, the Yonge North Subway Extension, already approved and just waiting for a funding commitment.

Growth in York Region isn’t going to stop, so our transit network needs to keep building, too. Those who live and work in York Region will have more choices on where to live and how to get around. Fortunately, as shown along Highway 7 East, we’ve got a winning formula with vivaNext.

So celebrate with us by getting on board, experience our vibrant urban corridors and see how rapid transit is transforming York Region in ways that are great for us all.

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