Highway 7 East rapidway construction continues
October 22 to 26



Hwy 7 east rapidway map - June 18-12.jpgMetrolinx and York Region contractors continue to work on the project to build a rapidway — bus-only rapid transit lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Highway 7 East in Markham and Richmond Hill.

Here’s what’s going on this week:

Lane closures between Highway 404 and Bayview Avenue
  • between Highway 404 and Bayview Avenue — from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing multiple lanes and traffic will be heavier than usual. Work continues until October 26.
  • between Highway 404 and Bayview Avenue — Starting at 8 p.m. tonight until 6:30 a.m. tomorrow and continuing overnight nightly: Contractors will close multiple lanes at various times throughout the night. Work continues until 6:30 a.m. October 26.
  • East Beaver Creek Road — Contractors are closing the southbound and northbound curb lanes until October 26.
  • Leslie Street — Contractors are closing the southbound curb lane until October 26. They’re closing the northbound curb lane until November 5.
  • West Beaver Creek Road — Contractors are closing the northbound curb lane until November 1.
  • Valleymede Drive — Contractors are closing the southbound curb lane until October 26.
Lane closures between Warden Avenue and Highway 404
  • between South Town Centre Boulevard and Highway 404 — Starting today from 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing multiple lanes. Expect heavy traffic. Work continues until October 26.
  • South Town Centre Boulevard — Contractors are closing north- and southbound lanes until October 26.
  • Woodbine Avenue — From 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing the southbound curb lane. Work continues until October 26.
  • Cochrane Drive: Contractors are closing the northbound curb lane until October 26.
  • between Cochrane Drive and Allstate Parkway: From 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 24 until 6 p.m. Thursday, October 25: Contractors are closing both east- and westbound lanes. They’ll keep one lane open for traffic in each direction.