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Watermain installation along Highway 7 East

What type of work is being done?

This summer we will be installing a new watermain in Richmond Hill. You may notice some work taking place along Highway 7 East, from Doncrest Road to west of Pond Drive. The construction will run from early June to mid-August and will take place within our existing work zone

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
  • New pipes will be installed, and the trench will be filled
  • The existing road will be restored

What impact will there be?

  • There will be occasional lane closures from 9:30am – 3:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Sidewalks on the north side from Doncrest to Pond will be closed
  • All driveways will be accessible
  • Water will be shut off for one night (up to 4 hours) during the changeover to the new watermain in August (we’ll let you know exact details well in advance)

Will the construction affect existing bus routes?

  • Transit stops will remain open, however, there may be some necessary detours
  • You will be notified in advance of route and bus stop relocations if they are required

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

Thank you for your patience during this time. This construction is important and will help to improve conditions in 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.

We're installing a new watermain in Richmond Hill - you may notice some work along Highway 7 East, from Doncrest Road to west of Pond Drive.

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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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