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William F. Bell Parkway / Richmond Green access road Richmond Hill construction: YRT detour, starting July 24



Update — Monday, November 6, 6:39 a.m.: Construction on William F. Bell Parkway and the resulting YRT detours continue until November 30.


Update — Friday, November 3, 2:01 p.m.: YRT is cancelling service along the 83A branch of the 83 Trench route. Today is the last day that it operates buses along the branch, so detours no longer apply for that route.


Update — Tuesday, October 3, 8:25 p.m.: Construction on William F. Bell Parkway and the resulting YRT detours continue until November 7.


Update — Thursday, August 31, 6:54 p.m.: Construction on William F. Bell Parkway and the resulting YRT detours continue until October 31.


Starting 7 a.m. Monday, July 24, the City of Richmond Hill is closing traffic lanes on

  • William F. Bell Parkway at the Richmond Green access road

to accommodate a project to install new municipal services and rebuild the roadway for a new subdivision on the north side of William F. Bell Parkway.

The work zone blocks motorists travelling westbound along William Bell from turning left (southbound) onto the access road.

York Region Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the traffic lanes are closed:

  • 82 Valleymede;
  • 83 Trench; and
  • 90 Leslie.

(Updated — Thursday, August 31, 6:54 p.m.) (Updated — Tuesday, October 3, 8:25 p.m.) Construction on William F. Bell Parkway and the resulting YRT detours continue until September 1 until October 31 until November 7.


90 Leslie

(Updated — Thursday, August 31, 6:54 p.m.) (Updated — Tuesday, October 3, 8:25 p.m.) (Updated — Monday, November 6, 6:39 a.m.) From 7 a.m. Monday, July 24 until 7 p.m. Friday, September 1 Tuesday, October 31 Saturday, November 7 Thursday, November 30, southbound buses start their trips on John Birchall Road east of Leslie Street, then proceed:

along their regular path southward along Leslie.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • beside Richmond Green High School.

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Northbound buses operate along their regular path to Leslie Street and Elgin Mills Road East, then detour:

eastward along Elgin Mills East; and then
north- and westward along John Birchall to Leslie,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Leslie Street beside #10785 Leslie; and
  • beside Richmond Green High School.

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83A Trench

(Updated — Thursday, August 31, 6:54 p.m.) (Updated — Tuesday, October 3, 8:25 p.m.) (Updated — Friday, November 3, 2:01 p.m.) From 7 a.m. Monday, July 24 until 7 p.m. Friday, September 1 Tuesday, October 31 Saturday, November 7 Friday, November 3, southbound buses start their trips on John Birchall Road east of Leslie Street, then proceed:

southward along Leslie to Elgin Mills Road East,
resuming their regular path westward along Elgin Mills East.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • beside Richmond Green High School.

Northbound buses operate along their regular path to Elgin Mills Road East and Leslie Street, then detour:

eastward along Elgin Mills East; and then
north- and westward along John Birchall to Leslie,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Leslie Street beside #10785 Leslie; and
  • beside Richmond Green High School.

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82 Valleymede

(Updated — Thursday, August 31, 6:54 p.m.) (Updated — Tuesday, October 3, 8:25 p.m.) (Updated — Monday, November 6, 6:39 a.m.) From 7 a.m. Monday, July 24 until 7 p.m. Friday, September 1 Tuesday, October 31 Saturday, November 7 Thursday, November 30, southbound buses start their trips on John Birchall Road east of Leslie Street, then proceed:

southward along Leslie to Elgin Mills Road East,
resuming their regular path westward along Elgin Mills East.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • beside Richmond Green High School.

Northbound buses operate along their regular path to Elgin Mills Road East and Leslie Street, then detour:

eastward along Elgin Mills East; and then
north- and westward along John Birchall to Leslie,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Leslie Street beside #10785 Leslie; and
  • beside Richmond Green High School.

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