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Yonge Street rapidway construction:
starting February 17

Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Yonge Street in Richmond Hill and Newmarket.

Crews will be investigating the locations of underground utilities along Yonge Street in Newmarket next week to prepare for upcoming rapidway construction this spring.

Starting Tuesday, February 17 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, crews will be looking for the locations of utilities with a hydrovac truck — a truck-mounted vacuum. They’ll fill in each hole before they move to the next location.

They’ll intermittently block south- and northbound lanes around the intersections with Mulock Drive, Clearmeadow Boulevard, Eagle Street and Gladman Avenue.

Expect construction-related noise from equipment and trucks.

Traffic-control staff and “paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will be on site to help direct traffic.

Work continues until February 20.

During rapidway construction on Yonge Street in Newmarket, expect delays for for GO Transit buses operating along these routes:

  • 65 Newmarket / Toronto; and
  • 68 Barrie / Newmarket.

Also expect delays for York Region Transit buses operating along these routes:

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”;
  • 22/ 22A King City;
  • 57 / 57A Mulock;
  • 98 Yonge; and
  • 520 / 521 Newmarket community bus.