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Utility relocation work begins on Highway 7

What type of work is being done?

PowerStream Inc. will be installing new hydro poles on both sides of Highway 7.

Why is it being done?

To accommodate the widening of Highway 7 for the vivaNext rapidways.

Where and when will it take place?

  • Between Doncrest Drive and East Beaver Creek Road starting December 2010
  • Between Allstate Parkway and Town Centre Boulevard starting January 2011

How long will the work take?

Estimated completion is April 2011.

What does the work entail?

The work will be done in the following stages:

  • New poles will be delivered and distributed along the corridor
  • Holes will be dug for the new hydro poles
  • New poles will be placed and stabilized in the holes
  • Existing power lines will be transferred to the new poles
  • Existing poles will be removed and holes backfilled

What impact will there be?

  • Periodic lane closures may be required during off-peak traffic hours.
  • There should be no unscheduled disruption of electrical service. PowerStream will advise clients of any planned disruption well in advance.

Road Paving at Warden and Enterprise

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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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