Getting ready for rapidway construction:
Geotechnical work on Highway 7 West, starting October 22



Metrolinx and York Region are getting ready for their upcoming project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Highway 7 West by surveying the roadway.

Starting this week, crews are completing geotechnical tests along Highway 7 between Highway 400 and the rail bridge east of Keele Street. They’ll be examining the nature of the soil at various sites. This work helps prepare for the first phase of rapidway construction and continues for about four weeks until November 23.

During “geotechnical work”:

  • Crews bore sample holes along the road, spending four to six days at each location. They’ll refill each hole before the move to the next spot.
  • They may have to temporarily close some lanes of Highway 7.
  • Some noise may result from drilling.
  • Sidewalks remain open.
  • If necessary, directional signs and police officers help guide traffic.

Here’s where they’re working this week:

Hillside Creek
  • just east of Keele Street.
  • crews are closing the eastbound curb lane.
  • work continues for about four days from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.
Keele Street
  • east and west of the intersection with Keele Street.
  • crews are closing the eastbound centre lane on the east side of the intersection and the westbound centre lane on the west side.
  • work continues for about six days, from 9:30a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.
Creditstone Road
  • east and west of the intersection with Creditstone Road.
  • crews are closing the eastbound centre lane on the east side of the intersection and the westbound centre lane on the west side.
  • work continues for about six days, from 9:30a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre
  • between Jane Street and Edgeley Boulevard / Interchange Way.
  • crews are closing east- and **westbound centre lanes.
  • work continues for about four days from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.