Subway construction blocks Highway 7 traffic lanes,
overnight, March 14 and 15



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. tonight Thursday, March 14 until 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, contractors will install delineators in the centre lanes of Highway 7 from east of Edgeley Boulevard / Interchange Way to Jane Street. They’ll block the west- and eastbound island lanes of Highway 7 West during the work. Two lanes will always remain open in each direction. Due to the nature of the work, motorists may face traffic delays. Expect noise.

The City of Vaughan has approved a noise by-law amendment that lets the contractors work overnight and weekends work, if necessary, to reduce long-term disruption and keep the project on schedule.

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

Be careful when driving or walking through or near the construction zone. The Region of York has reduced the speed limit for Highway 7 through the area to keep workers safe. Sidewalks will remain open on the south side of Highway 7 to maintain pedestrian access during this phase of construction.