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Construction work, Dec. 19–23

Bayview Avenue

Work continues on the new Bayview vivastations on both north and south sides of the street. Periodic noise from the equipment may be heard.

Valleymede Drive to Highway 404

There will be overnight lane reductions in both eastbound and westbound directions along Highway 7 East to complete line painting. Lanes will be painted in their final road location as the next phase of construction begins. Periodic noise may be heard from a waterblasting truck (used for paint removal). There will be construction and road signs to indicate the work area. Drive with caution.

  • December 19 and 20, 7pm – 6am

Eastbound lanes will be reduced to install construction barriers in the centre of the road.

  • December 20, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Westbound lanes will be reduced to install construction barriers in the centre of the road.

  • December 21, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Bus Stop Relocations

As part of this construction project, numerous bus stops are being relocated. We will provide details in a future bulletin and online.

Please Note: As with all construction projects, work may be rescheduled due to weather. We’ll provide advance notice whenever possible.

For more information about the vivaNext plan and to receive project updates, please see the Highway 7 East rapidway project page, drop by our project information office at Highway 7 and South Park Road, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

Map of construction work area

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project status .

expected completion
Jan. 2015

100%
completed

Highway 7 East / Markham and Richmond Hill

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 35% shorter 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.

videos

Watch some videos of the Highway 7 East rapidway project.

photos

See some photos of the Highway 7 East rapidway project.

awards

See the awards vivaNext projects have won, including the Highway 7 East rapidway.

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