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hydro pole installation begins on Highway 7 West

February 10, 2017

Starting on Monday, crews will begin preparing for hydro pole installation along the north side of Highway 7 from just west of Aberdeen Avenue to just east of Nova Star Drive. The new poles will be set further back from the road to accommodate road widening along Highway 7. Please see below for further details.

work dates*: Starting Monday, Feb. 13 for approximately four months
work hours*: 9am–4pm

what you need to know:

  • For the next two weeks, crews will be excavating and installing the foundations for the new hydro poles along the north side of Highway 7 from just west of Aberdeen Ave. to just east of Nova Star Dr.
  • While the majority of work will be taking place within the boulevard area off the road, there may be occasional rolling curb lane closures around the work area.
  • Crews will be moving back and forth along the corridor to complete this work.
  • Bus stops and sidewalks will remain open wtherepossible. If a bus stop or sidewalk is closed, directional signs will guide pedestrians to the nearest open bus stop or sidewalk.
  • Due to the nature of this work, there will be construction-related noise and dust from equipment and trucks.
  • Installation of the new hydro poles will continue over the next few months. We will communicate more details very soon!

*Please note: As with other road construction projects, some work may be rescheduled due to weather or other variables. We are committed to providing advance notice wthnever possible.

introducing your new community liaison — Michelle Goland

Michelle Goland is now the Community Liaison for the Highway 7 West rapidway project from Bruce Street to Edgeley Boulevard. Over the last few months, Michelle has been introducing herself to businesses and residents throughout the area. Whether you’re a property owner, business operator, or just interested to find out more about the rapidway projects, Michelle would be happy to hear from you.

Thank you for your patience as we transform Highway 7. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle.

Michelle Goland
Community Liaison Specialist
cell:416.797.5653
email: michelle.goland@york.ca

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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