Highway 7 East rapidway construction continues,
March 4 to 8



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 week:

Lane closures between Highway 404 and Bayview Avenue
  • between Highway 404 and Bayview Avenue — from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing multiple lanes and traffic will be heavier than usual. Work continues until March 8.
  • at East Beaver Creek Road — from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing north- and southbound curb lanes. Work continues until March 8.
  • between East Beaver Creek Road and Saddlecreek Drive — from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing small sections of the eastbound and westbound centre lanes. Work continues until March 8.
  • at Leslie Street — from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing north- and southbound curb lanes. Work continues until March 8.
Lane closures between Warden Avenue and Highway 404
  • Warden Avenue — from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing the southbound curb lane. Work continues until March 8.
  • Cedarland Drive — Contractors have closed the street to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Use Clegg Road as an alternative. Work continues until April.
  • Apple Creek Bridge (between Rodick Road and Fairburn Drive / Montgomery Court): Thursday, March 7 from midnight until 5 a.m.: Contractors will close Highway 7 at the bridge for 15-minute intervals.
  • at Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard — from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are working from the south side to the north side of Highway 7. They’ll close lanes one at a time as necessary, starting on the south side (eastbound lanes) and progressing to the north side (westbound lanes). Work continues until April 8.
  • Town Centre Boulevard — Contractors are closing the southbound left-turn lane. Work continues until March 8.
  • Town Centre Boulevard — from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing one south- or one northbound lane. Work continues until March 8.
  • between South Town Centre Boulevard and Highway 404 — From 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing multiple lanes. Expect heavy traffic. Work continues until March 8.
  • at Woodbine Avenue: Starting Tuesday, March 5, contractors are working at the entrance to Shell on the north side of Highway 7, just west of Woodbine Avenue. They’ll maintain access to the gas station. Work continues until March 11.
  • Woodbine Avenue: Contractors are closing the southbound curb lane. Work continues until April 22.

TTC passengers riding buses operating along the 24 Victoria Park, 68 Warden and 224 Victoria Park North routes and York Region Transit passengers riding buses operating along the Viva pink, Viva purple, 1 Highway 7, 40 Unionville local, 82 Valleymede / Spadina, 86B Rutherford / 16th Avenue, 90 Leslie, 91 Bayview and 224B Woodbine routes should expect delays.


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.