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Highway 7 nightly lane closures west of Warden

What type of work is being done?

Hydro wires will be installed in Markham at Rodick Road, on the south side of Highway 7. The work will start on Sunday, August 14, from 8:00pm to 6:00am, and will take place over 6 nights. Work will be completed by morning of Saturday, August 20.

What does the work entail?

  • The pavement will be cut across Rodick Road
  • New hydro wires will be installed
  • The existing road will be restored

What impact will there be?

  • Nightly lane closures along Rodick Road will begin for southbound traffic and move to northbound traffic, as work progresses. One lane will be closed at a time
  • Police officers will be on site to manage traffic flow
  • Lanes will be back-filled and paved as work progresses, to keep lanes open during the day
  • The sidewalk will be closed where work is being done
  • Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians
  • There will be continuous noise from the sound of our equipment
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience

Will any bus stops be affected?

  • No bus stops will be impacted for this work

Please Note: As with all construction projects, work may need to 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 visit vivanext.com/highway7_markham, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

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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.

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