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Highway 7 East rapidway construction:
Work continues March 23

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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.

Starting Monday, March 23, crews will temporarily close lanes from 1 until 5 a.m. each day to upgrade traffic signals along Highway 7 East at West Beaver Creek Road / Commerce Valley Drive West, Valleymede Drive and Chalmers Road.

They’ll temporarily block west- and eastbound lanes beside the rapidway as they work at each intersection. They’ll also be working in the rapidway lanes. Since they’re working outside of Viva service hours, they won’t affect service along York Region Transit’s Viva pink and Viva purple routes and the West Beaver Creek, Valleymede and Chalmers vivastations will be open during regular hours of service.

Expect construction-related noise from equipment and trucks.

The work will not affect sidewalks and curbside bus stops.

Work continues until March 27.

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
  • YRT buses operating along the Viva green, Viva pink, Viva purple, 1 Highway 7, 224B Woodbine, 300 Business express and 302 Unionville express routes.

YRT continues to detour buses operating along the 302 Unionville express route, during ongoing construction on South Town Centre Boulevard and Cedarland Drive.