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Removal of medians begins

What type of work is being done?

Raised medians in the centre of the roadway will be removed along Highway 7, between Bayview Avenue and Highway 404, starting next week and into May. Once removed, the area will be paved over.

Why is it being done?

  • To accommodate the widening of Highway 7 for the vivaNext rapidways
  • So traffic lanes can be shifted and construction can begin

What does the work entail?

Raised centre medians will be removed one block at a time and paved over to level the roadway

What impact will there be?

  • Moderate delays due to merging traffic
  • There will be one lane closed for both eastbound and westbound motorists during off-peak hours
  • The short-term lane closures will last from 3 to 5 days per block

Will the construction affect existing bus routes?

Normal transit service will continue along Highway 7

How will the work zone be separated from traffic?

  • There will be construction and road signs to indicate the work area
  • Watch for barricades and equipment located at the centre median

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.

Median Removal on Highway 7 East - Centre medians will be removed and paved; One lane closed on each side of median.

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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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