Highway 7 East rapidway construction continues,
January 26



Metrolinx 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.

Hwy 7 east rapidway map - June 18-12.jpg

Here’s what’s going on this weekend:

Lane closures between Highway 404 and Bayview Avenue
  • Bayview Avenue — from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, January 26: Contractors are blocking one eastbound and one westbound lane. Expect noise.
Lane closures between Warden Avenue and Highway 404
  • Cedarland Drive — Contractors have closed the street to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Work continues until April.
  • Woodbine Avenue — Contractors are working at the entrance to Shell on the north side of Highway 7, just west of Woodbine. They’ll maintain access to the service station during this work. Work continues until February 4.

YRT is also:

  • detouring eastbound Viva buses serving the pink and purple routes along High Tech Road, instead of Highway 7, during construction of “Bayview Towers” — the station at Highway 7 and Bayview Avenue. The buses serve a temporary eastbound Bayview vivastation at the southeast corner of High Tech and Bayview.

Read Transit Toronto’s February 12, 2012 post for more information about the detour.

The detour continues until early 2013.