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Preparation work for Watermain Replacement

What type of work is being done?

On Friday, June 17, crews will be working within our construction zone from midnight to 8:00 am (to further clarify, this work takes place Thursday night to Friday morning) to complete preparation work for the Richmond Hill Watermain Replacement Project.

What properties are affected?

  • Properties located on Highway 7 between Doncrest Road and Valleymede Drive

What does the work entail?

  • We will need to dig a trench to remove existing pipes
  • Excavated materials will be loaded into trucks and moved offsite

What impact will there be?

  • There will be periodic noise from the sound of our equipment. We hope it doesn’t disturb you
  • To minimize impact and disruption to a limited number of properties whose water supply will be interrupted, crews will be working during the night
  • The affected properties have been personally notified of water service interruption
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience
  • Please note, this work may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather

Thank you for your patience during this time. This construction is important to our neighbourhood.

*All dates subject to change; advance notice will be provided 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 area of preparation work for watermain replacement.

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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

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