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Major Mackenzie underpass construction:
YRT detour, September 25, 26, 27



The Region of York and the Town of Richmond Hill are closing:

  • Major Mackenzie Drive East (Regional Road 25) between Newkirk Road and Pugsley Avenue

late Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday to accommodate construction at the railway overpass in that area. (The overpass carries GO Transit’s 61 Richmond Hill trains across Major Mackenzie East.)

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the road is closed:

  • 4 / 4A Major Mackenzie; and
  • 589 / 590 Richmond Hill community bus.

4 / 4A Major Mackenzie

After 10 p.m. Friday, September 25 and all day Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Major Mackenzie Drive East and Newkirk Road, then detour:

northward along Newkirk;
westward along Centre Street East; and then
southward along Pugsley Avenue to Major Mackenzie East,
resuming their regular route westward along Major Mackenzie.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive East west of Newkirk Road and at Cedar and Pugsley Avenues.

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

  • on Newkirk Road at Centre Street East,
  • on Centre Street East west of Station Street,
  • on Pugsley Avenue at Roseview Avenue.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive East at Lennox, Cedar and Essex Avenues.

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

  • on Pugsley Avenue at Dunsmore Crescent and Centre Street East,
  • on Centre Street East west of Station Street and
  • on Newkirk Road at Major Mackenzie Drive East.
589 Richmond Hill community bus

(YRT has not confirmed the detour-routing information.)

All day Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, buses operate along their regular route to Major Mackenzie Drive East and Newkirk Road, then detour:

northward along Newkirk;
westward along Centre Street East; and then
southward along Pugsley Avenue to Major Mackenzie East,
resuming their regular route westward along Major Mackenzie.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive East west of Newkirk Road and at Cedar and Pugsley Avenues.

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

  • on Newkirk Road at Centre Street East,
  • on Centre Street East west of Station Street,
  • on Pugsley Avenue at Roseview Avenue.
590 Richmond Hill community bus

(YRT has not confirmed the detour-routing information.)

All day Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, buses operate along their regular route to Major Mackenzie Drive East and Pugsley Avenue, then detour:

northward along Pugsley;
eastward along Centre Street East; and then
southward along Newkirk Road to Major Mackenzie East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Major Mackenzie.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive East at Lennox, Cedar and Essex Avenues.

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

  • on Pugsley Avenue at Dunsmore Crescent and Centre Street East,
  • on Centre Street East west of Station Street and
  • on Newkirk Road at Major Mackenzie Drive East.
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