Highway 7 West rapidway construction:
Moving underground utilities, starting December 2



Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue to prepare for building a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Highway 7 West from west of Jane Street to east of Keele Street.

As crews continue moving underground telecommunications along Highway 7 West, they’re starting to work on the second segment at the intersection with Keele Street, starting Monday, December 2 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. They may temporarily block traffic lanes in all four directions at the intersection from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.

Wherever possible, sidewalks will remain open. If crews block a sidewalk, directional signs will to guide pedestrians around the construction zone. All driveways in work areas remain open.

The TTC and YRT may have to temporarily relocate bus stops. If the work affects bus stops, signs will guide passengers to the nearest available stop.

Traffic control staff and “paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will be on site to direct traffic, if necessary.

Expect noise from construction equipment and trucks. Work may continue through weekends.

Work on this segment of the project continues for about 11 weeks, or until February 14, 2014.

Passengers on Brampton Transit buses operating along the 501 / 501A Züm Queen, TTC buses operating along the 107 Keele North route and York Region Transit operating along the 22 / 22A King City, 77 Highway 7 and Viva purple routes should expect delays.