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Kennedy road level-crossing construction: YRT detour, October 17



From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, October 17, the Region of York and the City of Markham are closiing

  • Kennedy Road (Regional Road 3) between Carlton Road and Austin Drive,

while Region contractors pave sections of the road on either side of the GO Transit’s Stouffville line to create a smoother crossing for motorists.

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Metrolinx is cancelling train service along the line this weekend to support construction near Milliken GO Station.

York Region Transit is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 8 Kennedy.

8 Kennedy

From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, October 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Kennedy and Carlton Roads, then detour:

eastward along Carlton;
southward along McCowan Road;
west- and southward along Bullock Drive; and then
westward along Highway 7 to Kennedy,
resuming their regular route southward along Kennedy.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kennedy Road at Carlton Road and across from Austin Drive.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Carlton Road at Loring Crescent [east], across from Fawnbrook Circle, across from Manhattan Drive and at Halterwood Circle and McCowan Road,
  • on McCowan Road at the walkway to Snowdon Circle and Bullock Drive,
  • on Bullock Drive beside Centennial GO Station and at Austin Drive and
  • on Highway 7 beyond Bullock Drive and across from Swansea Road.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kennedy Road at Austin Drive and Carlton Road.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Highway 7 beyond Kennedy Road and at Swansea Road,
  • on Bullock Drive beyond Highway 7 and across from Austin Drive and Centennial GO Station,
  • on McCowan Road beside #8600 McCowan and
  • on Carlton Road at Central Park and Manhattan Drives and Fawnbrook Circle, across from Loring Crescent [east] and at Kennedy Road.