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Bullock Drive Markham construction:
GO, YRT detours, April 16 to May 18



Updated — Tuesday, April 17, 5:39 p.m.: This post now contains information about York Region Transit detours off Bullock Drive.


Monday, April 16, the City of Markham is closing

  • Bullock Drive, eastbound lanes, between McCowan Road and 150 metres east

to accommodate Region of York contractors who are starting the next phase of a project to replace the water-mains.

GO Transit is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the traffic lanes are closed:

  • 54 Markham / York U;
  • 70 Uxbridge / Stouffville / Markham; and
  • 71 Stouffville / Toronto.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along this route:

  • 522 Markham community bus.

This phase of water-main construction on Bullock Drive and the GO bus detours continue until May 22.

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During this phase of the project, Bullock Drive remains open east of the construction site and for all westbound traffic. Crews are replacing the water-main and valve chambers.


During most of 2018, York Region is working to replace the water-main under Bullock Drive, between McCowan Road and Main Street North Markham. York Region is working to replace the water-main under Bullock Drive and Wilson Street between McCowan Road and Main Street North Markham. Construction started in January and continues until December 31. For most of the project, Bullock Drive remains open to traffic. Work on the Bullock Drive project previously affected YRT service along the 522 Markham community bus route from Monday, March 12 until Friday, March 16.

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GO Transit
54 Markham / York U

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From Monday, April 16 until Tuesday, May 22, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bullock Drive and McCowan Road, then detour:

southward along McCowan;
eastward along Heritage Road; and then
northward along Laidlaw Boulevard to Bullock,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bullock.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bullock Drive east of McCowan Road and at Laidlaw Boulevard.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on McCowan Road south of Bullock Drive.
71 Stouffville / Toronto
70 Uxbridge / Stouffville / Markham

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From Monday, April 16 until Tuesday, May 22, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Bullock Drive and McCowan Road, then detour:

southward along McCowan;
eastward along Heritage Road; and then
northward along Laidlaw Boulevard to Bullock,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bullock.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bullock Drive east of McCowan Road and at Laidlaw Boulevard.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on McCowan Road south of Bullock Drive.
York Region Transit
522 Markham community bus

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From Monday, April 16 until Tuesday, May 22, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to McCowan Road at the entrance into Loblaws then proceed:

east-, south-, east-, north- and westward along various access roads to stop #5205 in front of the Loblaws store,

resuming their regular route westward along the access road.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at all stops.