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Highway 7 West, lane restrictions for Millway Ave. closure

As part of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project (TYSSE), detour and access road construction begins this week to prepare for the upcoming long-term closure of Millway Avenue. Millway Avenue is anticipated to close on September 13 from Portage Parkway to Highway 7, including the Apple Mill Road intersection.

What work is being done?

Crews will connect Highway 7 to the Future Shop driveway and Apple Mill Road, and build a driveway from Interchange Way to Toromont CAT (see green lines on map).

When will the work happen?

Normal hours of work will be 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), with some overnight and weekend work if required. Work begins this week and is scheduled to be complete before September 13.

What impacts will this have?

  • Temporary curb lane closure on westbound Highway 7, west of Millway Avenue.
  • Temporary lane restrictions on Apple Mill Road and the Future Shop driveway, and on Interchange Way (south of Highway 7).
  • Reduced speed or delays on Highway 7 as construction equipment is moved.
  • Construction-related noise – The City of Vaughan has amended a noise bylaw for the duration of this project.
  • YRT bus stops (#4734 and #4732) on eastbound and westbound Highway 7 at Millway Avenue will remain open initially, but will close later this fall once the intersection is under construction.
  • Sidewalks will remain open on one side of Highway 7.

How can I find out more about this project?

TYSSE project: www.spadina.ttc.ca | 1.800.223.6192 | tysse@ttc.ca
VivaNext rapidway project on Highway 7 West: vivanext.com/highway7_vaughan

For more information about the vivaNext plan, contact your Community Liaison, Nimisha Raja.

Map of construction in the Highway 7 West and Millway Avenue area

Highway 7 West—VMC » frequently asked questions

 

The opening of the Highway 7 West rapidway and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre vivastation will be happening in three stages. The purpose of this document is to help you better understand all the steps needed for completion and when the various milestones are expected to happen. Thank you for your patience as we work towards completing this project!

When will the rapidway on Highway 7 West be finished?

Stages of service: The opening of the Highway 7 West rapidway will be happening in three stages:

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  1. The area from Jane Street to Bowes Road was completed in December 2016, and buses will be running in this part of the rapidway soon.
  2. The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension and the new bus terminal will be completed in December 2017.
  3. The area from Edgeley Boulevard to Jane Street includes the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre [VMC] vivastation, and is scheduled for completion in Spring 2018, soon after the opening of the new subway.

When will buses run in the centre lanes?

  • Rapidway service will begin in stages. Viva routes that currently run on and around the Highway 7 West/Vaughan Metropolitan Centre area won’t be changing right away. Why? Because the opening of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension [TYSSE] will replace parts of several routes.
  • Meanwhile, to optimize service and take advantage of the brand new rapidway, here are the preliminary route changes:
  • Viva Purple eastbound: Viva Purple travelling northbound on Keele Street will enter the Highway 7 rapidway and will stop at the eastbound Keele vivastation. It will ride in the rapidway eastbound, moving to curbside west of Baldwin
    Avenue.
  • Viva Purple westbound: Riding westbound on Highway 7 from Centre Sreet, Viva Purple will enter the rapidway west of Bowes Road and travel as far as Keele Street,
    then turn south on Keele.
  • YRT 77 eastbound: YRT 77 will enter the rapidway east of Maplecrete Road. It will ride in the rapidway eastbound, moving to curbside west of Baldwin Avenue.
  • YRT 77 westbound: YRT 77 will enter the rapidway west of Bowes Road and exit at the Maplecrete Road intersection.
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