Subway construction restricts traffic on Highway 7,
January 28 to February 1



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Contractors working at the site of the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station in September 2011. (This view looks east towards the site north of Highway 7 west of Jane Street.)

TTC and City of Toronto contractors continue working on the project to extend the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway northwest from Downsview Station to York University and Vaughan.

From 9:30 p.m. Monday, January 28 until 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 2 and continuing overnight nighly until 6:30 a.m. Friday, February 1, the contractors work near the site of the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Staiton They’ll block the westbound curb lane of Highway 7 West between Jane Street and Edgeley Boulevard to install secant piles on the north side of Highway 7. Two lanes will remain open westbound and three lanes will remain open eastbound. Expect noise.

The City of Vaughan has approved a noise by-law amendment which lets the contractor work overnight and on weekends work, if necessary, to decrease the amount of time for the work to disrupt traffic and to keep the project on schedule.

Passengers riding Brampton Transit buses operating along the 501 Züm Queen route and York Region Transit buses operating along the Viva orange and 77 Highway 7 routes should expect delays in this area.

The Region of York has reduced the speed limit to 50 kilometers per hour to make sure that motorists slow down and drive carefully through the construction zone.

Sidewalks remain open on the south side of Highway 7 to allow pedestrians to have access during this portion of construction.