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Downtown Newmarket construction affects YRT buses,
May 3 to 6



The Town of Newmarket is closing:

  • Water Street between Main Street South and Prospect Street

for the ongoing Community Urban Space project (CUSP). While Water Street is closed, Town contractors will incorporate the irrigation and electrical infrastructure for CUSP and for improving Fairy Lake.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 54 Bayview and 56 Gorham - Eagle routes, while construction proceeds.


54 Bayview

From Tuesday, May 3 until Friday, May 6, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Queen Street, then detour:

eastward along Queen; and then
southward along Prospect Street to Water Street / Gorham Drive,
resuming their regular route southward along Prospect.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Botsford Street and
  • on Water Street across from Doug Duncan Drive.

Northbound buses reverse the detour.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street west of Doug Duncan Drive,
  • on Main Street South across from Botsford Street and at Queen Street.
56 Gorham - Eagle

From Tuesday, May 3 until Friday, May 6, southbound buses operate along their regular route to westbound buses operate along their regular routes to Gorham Drive and Main Street, then detour:

northward along Prospect;
westward along Queen Street; and then
southward along Main Street South to Water Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Water.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street west of Doug Duncan Drive.

Instead, westbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Main Street South at Botsford Street.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Water Street across from Doug Duncan Drive.

Instead eastbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Main Street South across from Botsford Street and at Queen Street. Westbound: Reverse eastbound detour routing.