vivanext.com
your online stop for rapidway updates
highway 7 west
Summer 2015
what’s a tail track anyway?
Subway tunnel boring machines “Holey”
and “Moley” have finished tunneling
to VMC Station at Highway 7, where a
“station box” [for underground subway
platforms] has been excavated.
VMC subway entrance
tunnel boring machines
Tail tracks are located at the end of the
subway line north of VMC Station, where
trains can be turned around or parked
and stored temporarily when not in use.
Construction of this important feature at
VMC Station is substantially complete and
backfilling over the structure is underway.
The tail track may store trains, but it will
also help move people, as the pedestrian
tunnel to the new bus terminal sits on top
of the tail track.
station box for VMC subway entrance
Like
Please remember to reduce your speed through
construction zones, and stay alert to signs and shifted
traffic lines. It’s tempting for pedestrians to cut through
construction areas, especially areas that don’t appear to
be active, but construction barriers are there for
your safety. They protect you from entering an area
with hazards.
sign up for information
We know that construction can be messy and disruptive.
It helps to know what sort of work is coming your way
though, so here’s how you can find out:
• S
ign up for emailed construction notices at vivanext.com/subscribe
• V
isit our project information office at 7800 Jane Street for maps and visuals
Hours: Mondays from 9am – 12 and Wednesdays from 1 – 5pm
• C
all our Community Liaison Specialist, Carrie Slattery:
Tel: 905.886.6767 ext. 71129
Cell: 289.716.0091
Email: [email protected]
a transit hub in the heart of downtown Vaughan
keep in touch
For a more in-depth look at
project plans and to sign up
for construction notices, visit
vivanext.com:
1. Visit vivanext.com
2. Click on ‘subscribe’ on the
left side
3. Select the ‘Highway 7 West’
boxes and any others of
interest
4. Provide your contact info
5. Click on ‘Submit’
In the core of the Vaughan Metropolitan
Centre, conventional buses and new rapid
transit options will connect residents,
visitors and commuters, at one of our most
unique stations.
The unique Vaughan Metropolitan
Centre-Spadina [VMC-Spadina] vivastation
will connect the centre-lane rapidways to
the 8.6 kilometre Toronto-York Spadina
Subway Extension [TYSSE] and the nine
bus-bay SmartCentres Terminal - Vaughan
Metropolitan Centre, all within walking
distance!
Located in the centre of Highway 7 West
at Millway Avenue, this unique vivastation
Follow us on twitter. Find us on facebook.
Read our blog. Go to vivanext.com.
is designed to accommodate a longer
and wider station platform. Customers
and pedestrians will be able to make
connections to Viva at street level, and
access the subway and the bus terminal
through a fully-accessible underground
concourse.
While it may be difficult to see from the
road, construction is well underway to
bring this convenient transit destination
to those living and travelling in downtown
Vaughan. As a majority of the work is part
of the TYSSE construction underground, the
station will be opened in coordination with
the subway extension.
one big project >> two phases
important changes at intersections
stop, shop + dine.
phase 1 - vivastations are being installed!
This construction season, you can
expect to see extensive road work along
Highway 7 West from Edgeley Boulevard
to Bowes Road, including some lane
closures. Highway 7 will be widened
and then paved. Traffic will be shifted
to allow for paving one side of the road,
and then shifted again to pave the other
side. Vivastations will be installed in the
centre of the road at Creditstone Road
and Keele Street.
The concrete foundations for the
platforms will be poured this summer
to support the steel and glass vivastation
canopies. Once the foundations are
in place, the steel canopy structures
will be delivered and installed, and an
expert crew will install the glass. The
vivastations are passenger-friendly and
will provide comfort, convenience and
accessibility for riders.
Later in the project, a third vivastation will
be added in the VMC area west of Jane
Street, connecting to Spadina subway
[Yonge-University Line]. All vivastations
have two platforms – one eastbound and
one westbound.
Between Jane Street and Bowes Road, much of the upcoming work will be in the
centre of the road, to build rapidway lanes and vivastations. This work in the centre
lanes will bring important changes to how motorists and pedestrians use this part of
Highway 7. When these changes take place later this year, directional signs will be
posted to help everyone navigate safely.
new dedicated left-turn signals
phase 2 - preparing for construction
Centre Street
Bathurs
• Left turns will not be permitted when through traffic has the right-of-way.
reet
t St reet
H ig hway 407
Yo ng e St
D ufferi n
oa d
B owes R
Ke ele St
• Drivers will only turn left when the left-turn arrow is illuminated.
H ighwa y 7
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Jane Stre
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• Intersections will have dedicated left-turn traffic signals.
He len St
reet
Highway 7
new U-turns
Thank you for continuing to support our local shops and
• To access mid-block entrances on the other side of the road, motorists will make
U-turns at signalized intersections with the left-turn signal.
businesses along Highway 7. If you haven’t visited us in a while,
H ighwa y 407
phase 1 full dedicated rapidway
phase 2 full dedicated rapidway
come and check out what we have in store.
pedestrian crossing
Steeles Avenue
phase 2 partial rapidway
transit in mixed traffic
vivastation locations
Finch Avenue
The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre rapidway will eventually connect to another 12 km
Sheppard Avenueof rapidway in Vaughan. Construction begins next year on Highway 7 West, from west
of Pine Valley Drive to Edgeley Boulevard and from Bowes Road to Yonge Street via
the existing Viva route on Centre and Bathurst Streets. The contract is expected to be
awarded this fall, and then the design and pre-construction work will get underway
along the corridor. To help prepare for construction, you may see crews surveying land
and locating underground utilities to gather additional information and data.
• Accessible pedestrian signals will be at every signalized intersection and will
include an audible countdown.
• A visual countdown signal will show how many seconds pedestrians have left to
safely cross the street.
• A
t all vivastation intersections, pedestrians crossing Highway 7 will have the option
to stop in a protected waiting area in the middle of the crosswalk, push the “walk”
button again, and wait for the next walk signal to cross the second half of the street.
vivanext.com
A Metrolinx vivaNext Project
one big project >> two phases
important changes at intersections
stop, shop + dine.
phase 1 - vivastations are being installed!
This construction season, you can
expect to see extensive road work along
Highway 7 West from Edgeley Boulevard
to Bowes Road, including some lane
closures. Highway 7 will be widened
and then paved. Traffic will be shifted
to allow for paving one side of the road,
and then shifted again to pave the other
side. Vivastations will be installed in the
centre of the road at Creditstone Road
and Keele Street.
The concrete foundations for the
platforms will be poured this summer
to support the steel and glass vivastation
canopies. Once the foundations are
in place, the steel canopy structures
will be delivered and installed, and an
expert crew will install the glass. The
vivastations are passenger-friendly and
will provide comfort, convenience and
accessibility for riders.
Later in the project, a third vivastation will
be added in the VMC area west of Jane
Street, connecting to Spadina subway
[Yonge-University Line]. All vivastations
have two platforms – one eastbound and
one westbound.
Between Jane Street and Bowes Road, much of the upcoming work will be in the
centre of the road, to build rapidway lanes and vivastations. This work in the centre
lanes will bring important changes to how motorists and pedestrians use this part of
Highway 7. When these changes take place later this year, directional signs will be
posted to help everyone navigate safely.
new dedicated left-turn signals
phase 2 - preparing for construction
Centre Street
Bathurs
• Left turns will not be permitted when through traffic has the right-of-way.
reet
t St reet
H ig hway 407
Yo ng e St
D ufferi n
oa d
B owes R
Ke ele St
• Drivers will only turn left when the left-turn arrow is illuminated.
H ighwa y 7
reet
d
on e R oa
Credit st
Av e n u e
Jane Stre
et
Mil lway
Bo u levar
400
H ig hway
Ed g eley
ad
d
Weston R
o
Pin e Val
N
An sley G
rove R oa
ley Dri ve
d
S treet
• Intersections will have dedicated left-turn traffic signals.
He len St
reet
Highway 7
new U-turns
Thank you for continuing to support our local shops and
• To access mid-block entrances on the other side of the road, motorists will make
U-turns at signalized intersections with the left-turn signal.
businesses along Highway 7. If you haven’t visited us in a while,
H ighwa y 407
phase 1 full dedicated rapidway
phase 2 full dedicated rapidway
come and check out what we have in store.
pedestrian crossing
Steeles Avenue
phase 2 partial rapidway
transit in mixed traffic
vivastation locations
Finch Avenue
The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre rapidway will eventually connect to another 12 km
Sheppard Avenueof rapidway in Vaughan. Construction begins next year on Highway 7 West, from west
of Pine Valley Drive to Edgeley Boulevard and from Bowes Road to Yonge Street via
the existing Viva route on Centre and Bathurst Streets. The contract is expected to be
awarded this fall, and then the design and pre-construction work will get underway
along the corridor. To help prepare for construction, you may see crews surveying land
and locating underground utilities to gather additional information and data.
• Accessible pedestrian signals will be at every signalized intersection and will
include an audible countdown.
• A visual countdown signal will show how many seconds pedestrians have left to
safely cross the street.
• A
t all vivastation intersections, pedestrians crossing Highway 7 will have the option
to stop in a protected waiting area in the middle of the crosswalk, push the “walk”
button again, and wait for the next walk signal to cross the second half of the street.
vivanext.com
A Metrolinx vivaNext Project
vivanext.com
your online stop for rapidway updates
highway 7 west
Summer 2015
what’s a tail track anyway?
Subway tunnel boring machines “Holey”
and “Moley” have finished tunneling
to VMC Station at Highway 7, where a
“station box” [for underground subway
platforms] has been excavated.
VMC subway entrance
tunnel boring machines
Tail tracks are located at the end of the
subway line north of VMC Station, where
trains can be turned around or parked
and stored temporarily when not in use.
Construction of this important feature at
VMC Station is substantially complete and
backfilling over the structure is underway.
The tail track may store trains, but it will
also help move people, as the pedestrian
tunnel to the new bus terminal sits on top
of the tail track.
station box for VMC subway entrance
Like
Please remember to reduce your speed through
construction zones, and stay alert to signs and shifted
traffic lines. It’s tempting for pedestrians to cut through
construction areas, especially areas that don’t appear to
be active, but construction barriers are there for
your safety. They protect you from entering an area
with hazards.
sign up for information
We know that construction can be messy and disruptive.
It helps to know what sort of work is coming your way
though, so here’s how you can find out:
• S
ign up for emailed construction notices at vivanext.com/subscribe
• V
isit our project information office at 7800 Jane Street for maps and visuals
Hours: Mondays from 9am – 12 and Wednesdays from 1 – 5pm
• C
all our Community Liaison Specialist, Carrie Slattery:
Tel: 905.886.6767 ext. 71129
Cell: 289.716.0091
Email: [email protected]
a transit hub in the heart of downtown Vaughan
keep in touch
For a more in-depth look at
project plans and to sign up
for construction notices, visit
vivanext.com:
1. Visit vivanext.com
2. Click on ‘subscribe’ on the
left side
3. Select the ‘Highway 7 West’
boxes and any others of
interest
4. Provide your contact info
5. Click on ‘Submit’
In the core of the Vaughan Metropolitan
Centre, conventional buses and new rapid
transit options will connect residents,
visitors and commuters, at one of our most
unique stations.
The unique Vaughan Metropolitan
Centre-Spadina [VMC-Spadina] vivastation
will connect the centre-lane rapidways to
the 8.6 kilometre Toronto-York Spadina
Subway Extension [TYSSE] and the nine
bus-bay SmartCentres Terminal - Vaughan
Metropolitan Centre, all within walking
distance!
Located in the centre of Highway 7 West
at Millway Avenue, this unique vivastation
Follow us on twitter. Find us on facebook.
Read our blog. Go to vivanext.com.
is designed to accommodate a longer
and wider station platform. Customers
and pedestrians will be able to make
connections to Viva at street level, and
access the subway and the bus terminal
through a fully-accessible underground
concourse.
While it may be difficult to see from the
road, construction is well underway to
bring this convenient transit destination
to those living and travelling in downtown
Vaughan. As a majority of the work is part
of the TYSSE construction underground, the
station will be opened in coordination with
the subway extension.
vivanext.com
your online stop for rapidway updates
highway 7 west
Summer 2015
what’s a tail track anyway?
Subway tunnel boring machines “Holey”
and “Moley” have finished tunneling
to VMC Station at Highway 7, where a
“station box” [for underground subway
platforms] has been excavated.
VMC subway entrance
tunnel boring machines
Tail tracks are located at the end of the
subway line north of VMC Station, where
trains can be turned around or parked
and stored temporarily when not in use.
Construction of this important feature at
VMC Station is substantially complete and
backfilling over the structure is underway.
The tail track may store trains, but it will
also help move people, as the pedestrian
tunnel to the new bus terminal sits on top
of the tail track.
station box for VMC subway entrance
Like
Please remember to reduce your speed through
construction zones, and stay alert to signs and shifted
traffic lines. It’s tempting for pedestrians to cut through
construction areas, especially areas that don’t appear to
be active, but construction barriers are there for
your safety. They protect you from entering an area
with hazards.
sign up for information
We know that construction can be messy and disruptive.
It helps to know what sort of work is coming your way
though, so here’s how you can find out:
• S
ign up for emailed construction notices at vivanext.com/subscribe
• V
isit our project information office at 7800 Jane Street for maps and visuals
Hours: Mondays from 9am – 12 and Wednesdays from 1 – 5pm
• C
all our Community Liaison Specialist, Carrie Slattery:
Tel: 905.886.6767 ext. 71129
Cell: 289.716.0091
Email: [email protected]
a transit hub in the heart of downtown Vaughan
keep in touch
For a more in-depth look at
project plans and to sign up
for construction notices, visit
vivanext.com:
1. Visit vivanext.com
2. Click on ‘subscribe’ on the
left side
3. Select the ‘Highway 7 West’
boxes and any others of
interest
4. Provide your contact info
5. Click on ‘Submit’
In the core of the Vaughan Metropolitan
Centre, conventional buses and new rapid
transit options will connect residents,
visitors and commuters, at one of our most
unique stations.
The unique Vaughan Metropolitan
Centre-Spadina [VMC-Spadina] vivastation
will connect the centre-lane rapidways to
the 8.6 kilometre Toronto-York Spadina
Subway Extension [TYSSE] and the nine
bus-bay SmartCentres Terminal - Vaughan
Metropolitan Centre, all within walking
distance!
Located in the centre of Highway 7 West
at Millway Avenue, this unique vivastation
Follow us on twitter. Find us on facebook.
Read our blog. Go to vivanext.com.
is designed to accommodate a longer
and wider station platform. Customers
and pedestrians will be able to make
connections to Viva at street level, and
access the subway and the bus terminal
through a fully-accessible underground
concourse.
While it may be difficult to see from the
road, construction is well underway to
bring this convenient transit destination
to those living and travelling in downtown
Vaughan. As a majority of the work is part
of the TYSSE construction underground, the
station will be opened in coordination with
the subway extension.
one big project >> two phases
important changes at intersections
stop, shop + dine.
phase 1 - vivastations are being installed!
This construction season, you can
expect to see extensive road work along
Highway 7 West from Edgeley Boulevard
to Bowes Road, including some lane
closures. Highway 7 will be widened
and then paved. Traffic will be shifted
to allow for paving one side of the road,
and then shifted again to pave the other
side. Vivastations will be installed in the
centre of the road at Creditstone Road
and Keele Street.
The concrete foundations for the
platforms will be poured this summer
to support the steel and glass vivastation
canopies. Once the foundations are
in place, the steel canopy structures
will be delivered and installed, and an
expert crew will install the glass. The
vivastations are passenger-friendly and
will provide comfort, convenience and
accessibility for riders.
Later in the project, a third vivastation will
be added in the VMC area west of Jane
Street, connecting to Spadina subway
[Yonge-University Line]. All vivastations
have two platforms – one eastbound and
one westbound.
Between Jane Street and Bowes Road, much of the upcoming work will be in the
centre of the road, to build rapidway lanes and vivastations. This work in the centre
lanes will bring important changes to how motorists and pedestrians use this part of
Highway 7. When these changes take place later this year, directional signs will be
posted to help everyone navigate safely.
new dedicated left-turn signals
phase 2 - preparing for construction
Centre Street
Bathurs
• Left turns will not be permitted when through traffic has the right-of-way.
reet
t St reet
H ig hway 407
Yo ng e St
D ufferi n
oa d
B owes R
Ke ele St
• Drivers will only turn left when the left-turn arrow is illuminated.
H ighwa y 7
reet
d
on e R oa
Credit st
Av e n u e
Jane Stre
et
Mil lway
Bo u levar
400
H ig hway
Ed g eley
ad
d
Weston R
o
Pin e Val
N
An sley G
rove R oa
ley Dri ve
d
S treet
• Intersections will have dedicated left-turn traffic signals.
He len St
reet
Highway 7
new U-turns
Thank you for continuing to support our local shops and
• To access mid-block entrances on the other side of the road, motorists will make
U-turns at signalized intersections with the left-turn signal.
businesses along Highway 7. If you haven’t visited us in a while,
H ighwa y 407
phase 1 full dedicated rapidway
phase 2 full dedicated rapidway
come and check out what we have in store.
pedestrian crossing
Steeles Avenue
phase 2 partial rapidway
transit in mixed traffic
vivastation locations
Finch Avenue
The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre rapidway will eventually connect to another 12 km
Sheppard Avenueof rapidway in Vaughan. Construction begins next year on Highway 7 West, from west
of Pine Valley Drive to Edgeley Boulevard and from Bowes Road to Yonge Street via
the existing Viva route on Centre and Bathurst Streets. The contract is expected to be
awarded this fall, and then the design and pre-construction work will get underway
along the corridor. To help prepare for construction, you may see crews surveying land
and locating underground utilities to gather additional information and data.
• Accessible pedestrian signals will be at every signalized intersection and will
include an audible countdown.
• A visual countdown signal will show how many seconds pedestrians have left to
safely cross the street.
• A
t all vivastation intersections, pedestrians crossing Highway 7 will have the option
to stop in a protected waiting area in the middle of the crosswalk, push the “walk”
button again, and wait for the next walk signal to cross the second half of the street.
vivanext.com
A Metrolinx vivaNext Project
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