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Nightly lane closures east of Woodbine

What type of work is being done?

  • We are installing hydro wires under the roadway in Markham along Highway 7, just east of Frontenac Drive. This work will start on Sunday, July 3, from 7pm to 7am, and will take approximately 5 nights to complete.

What does the work entail?

  • We will need to cut into the pavement across Highway 7
  • New hydro wires will be installed
  • The existing road will be restored

What impact will there be?

  • There will be occasional nightly lane closures along Highway 7 for both eastbound and westbound traffic, starting Sunday, July 3
  • Police officers will be on site to manage traffic flow
  • Steel plates will cover the openings on the roadway, to keep traffic lanes open during the day
  • The sidewalk will be closed on one side of the street. The closure will then switch to the other side
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience

Will any bus stops be affected?

  • The YRT stop on the northeast corner of Highway 7 and Frontenac Drive will be relocated to the northwest corner for the duration of this work
  • Please watch for signs to temporary stop locations. We will advise when exact dates become available.

What are we doing to assist riders?

  • An accessible boarding area will be maintained
  • There will be stanchions and signage to identify the temporary bus stop
  • Wayfinding signage will direct riders to the temporary stop

Thank you for your patience during this time. This construction is important to help shape our growing community for generations to come.

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.

Map showing locations of temporary nightly lane closures and bus stop relocations east of Woodbine.

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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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