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Pre-construction work begins on Highway 7

What type of work is being done?

Archaeological assessments are being conducted to meet the requirements
of the Highway 7 Corridor (Yonge to Warden) Environmental Assessment.

Why is it being done?

To ensure that any important historical artifacts are identified before the
roadway is widened for the rapidway.

Where exactly is this going on?

Between Bayview and South Town Centre Blvd, extending across Cedarland Drive
to Warden Ave.

When will it start?

Week of October 18.

How long will the work take?

About 2 weeks as weather plays a role in how quickly we can do the work.

What does the work entail?

Archaeological work involves digging holes by hand and sifting soil for artifacts.

A one-foot by one-foot hole, approximately one to two feet deep, will be dug
approximately every 18 feet. The holes are then filled in before moving to the
next location.

What impact will there be?

There will be very little impact from the archaeological work and it won’t
disrupt traffic.

archaeological work

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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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awards

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

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