Highway 7 East rapidway opens June 30
Construction continues, June 10 to 14



In announcing its latest service changes, York Region Transit has also revealed that Viva buses start operating along the Highway 7 East rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — starting Sunday, June 30.

In the meantime, Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue to work on the project.

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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. Work continues until May 14.
  • Commerce Valley Drive East — from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing the northbound left lane. Work continues until June 14.
  • Commerce Valley Drive East — Contractors are closing the curb lane. Work continues until June 14.
  • Bayview Avenue — From 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing the northbound curb lane. Work continues until June 14.
Lane closures between Warden Avenue and Highway 404
  • at the ramp from Highway 407 onto Warden Avenue — From 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing multiple lanes. Expect heavier traffic than usual. Work continues until June 14.
  • Cedarland Drive — from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow and continuing overnight nightly. Contractors are closing the street to traffic until further notice.
  • Woodbine Avenue — from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing the northbound right-turn lane south of Highway 7. Work continues until June 14.
  • Woodbine Avenue — Contractors are closing the northbound curb lane north of Highway 7. Work continues until June 14.
  • at the ramps onto and from Highway 404 — from 6 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow and continuing overnight nightly: Contractors are closing various lanes. Expect heavier traffic than usual and noise. Work continues until 7 a.m. June 14.
  • at the ramps onto and from Highway 404 — from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day: Contractors are closing various lanes. Expect heavier traffic than usual and noise. Work continues until June 14.

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 and 1 Highway 7 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 ends June 29. The detour continues until early 2013.