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Highway 7 East rapidway construction:
July 4 to 11



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Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue to work on the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway.

Here’s what’s going on this week:

  • Warden Avenue — from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing the southbound curb lane between Cedarland Drive and Enterprise Boulevard. Work continues until July 18.
  • Cedarland Drive — Contractors are closing the street to traffic until the end of August.
  • intersection of South Town Centre Boulevard with Clegg Road — Contractors have reduced South Town Centre to just one lane between Highway 7 and south of Clegg Road. They’ve also closed east- and westbound curb lanes on Clegg for intersection work from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the long term. Expect overnight work and noise from the evening of Sunday July 6 until the morning of Monday, July 7 for traffic signal work. “Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will be on site to direct traffic.
  • between Warden Avenue and Highway 404 — Contractors are closing multiple lanes. Expect heavy traffic. Work continues until August 15.
  • between Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard and Rodick Road — Contractors are closing the sidewalks on north and south sides of Highway 7. Work continues until August 15.
  • Rodick Road — Contractors are closing the southbound and northbound curb lanes north of Highway 7. Work continues until August 15.
  • Rodick Road — Starting 7 p.m. Friday, July 4, contractors are paving the south-side intersection with Highway 7.
  • They’ll reduce Highway 7 to just one lane in each direction and close Rodick Road to through north- and southbound traffic. Motorists can’t turn left from Highway 7 onto Rodick. However, they can turn right from Highway 7 westbound to Rodick northbound and from Rodick southbound onto Highway 7 westbound.
  • Traffic signals will not operate. “Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will be on site to direct traffic. Officers will also be on duty at Highway 7 and Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard to direct traffic.
  • Follow detour signs to access businesses on Rodick Road south of Highway 7.
  • Expect significant traffic delays.
  • Construction continues until 6 a.m. July 7.

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  • between Rodick Road and East Beaver Creek Road / Commerce Valley Drive East — Saturday, July 5 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.: rolling curb lane closures east- and westbound.
  • Fairburn Drive — Contractors are closing the north- and southbound curb lanes south of Highway 7. Work continues until August 8.
  • Lunar Crescent — Contractors are closing alternating north- or southbound curb lanes north of Highway 7. Work continues until August 15.
  • Woodbine Avenue — Contractors are closing the southbound curb lane north of Highway 7 on Woodbine and the westbound lane on Highway 7 continuously. Work continues until August 15.
  • at Woodbine Avenue — from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing the northbound curb lane south of Highway 7 on Woodbine and the eastbound lane on Highway 7. Work continues until August 15.
  • East Valhalla Drive — from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing the southbound curb lane. Work continues until August 8.
  • between Leslie Street and Saddlecreek Drive — from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day: Contractors are intermittently closing east- and westbound curb lanes. Work continues until July 14.

During Highway 7 rapidway construction, expect delays for:

  • TTC buses operating along the 24 Victoria Park, 68 Warden and 224 Victoria Park North routes; and
  • York Region Transit passengers riding buses operating along the Viva green, Viva pink, Viva purple, 1 Highway 7, 224B Woodbine and 300 Business express routes.

Source: vivaNext

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