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retaining wall construction at Yonge and 19th

February 7, 2017

As part of the transformation of Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, we will be building another retaining wall along Yonge. Starting tomorrow, crews will begin building a retaining wall and grading on the east side of Yonge between 19th Avenue and Devonsleigh Boulevard. Retaining walls are built to provide stability between two areas of land at different heights, with the wall supporting the higher level of ground.

Retaining wall activities on the west side of Yonge, south of Gamble are ongoing. At times Yonge will be reduced to one lane north and southbound from Gamble/19th to Nottingham/Devonsleigh during off-peak hours.

work dates*: Wednesday, Feb. 8–Friday, March 31
work hours*: 7am-7pm

Map: Yonge Street work area

what you need to know:

  • The northbound curb lane on Yonge will be closed intermittently in the work area during off-peak hours for the duration of the work.
  • There will be temporary pedestrian access on the east side of Yonge around the work zone for the duration of this work. Please follow signs to help guide you to your destination.
  • Traffic control personnel will be on site to guide pedestrians around the work zone, if required.
  • There will be noise, dust, and intermittent vibrations associated with this work.
  • Please expect delays and give yourself extra time to get to your destination.

*Please note: As with other road construction projects, some work may be rescheduled due to weather. We’ll provide advance notice whenever possible.

Rapidway construction is progressing on Yonge, and we thank you for continuing to support our local shops and businesses. Stop, shop and dine on Yonge! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Leslie Pawlowski | Community Liaison | 905.505.1430 |
Sophia Bittar | Community Liaison | 905.806.0713 |

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