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Spring/Summer 2014
how to sign up for
construction notices
1. Visit vivanext.com
2. Click on ‘Subscribe’
on the left side
3. Select the ‘Yonge Street’
boxes [Newmarket and/or
Richmond] and any others
of interest
4. Provide your contact info
5. Click on ‘Submit’
keep in touch
For a more in-depth look
at different elements of
vivaNext project plans,
ongoing activities and to sign
up for construction notices,
visit vivanext.com.
Yonge Street rapidway moves forward
VivaNext is committed to designing and
delivering an exceptional rapid transit
system – one that will help shape growth
in our communities, connect York Region’s
urban centres and provide faster, more
reliable transit. As you will see from the
transformation of Highway 7 East in
Richmond Hill, the vivaNext rapidways are
more than just a transit project. They also
include urban design elements such as
pedestrian-friendly boulevards, wider
sidewalks, attractive landscaping, bicycle
lanes and green open spaces for the
whole community to enjoy.
This spring we awarded the contract to
design and build approximately 9 km of
dedicated centre lane rapidways along
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Yonge Street for viva rapid transit vehicles
[flip the page to see a map]. This rapidway
is a key part of York Region’s transit
network, and will connect with the
Richmond Hill Centre/Langstaff Urban
Gateway at Highway 7 – with GO Transit,
the proposed Yonge Subway Extension
and other transit services.
During the next few months, you can
expect to see contractors and surveyors
walking along Yonge Street, reviewing
designs, taking photos and gathering data.
Preliminary construction activities will
begin later this year and construction of
the rapidway will be completed by the end
of 2018.
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Yonge Street will feature 10 new rapid transit vivastations
along the centre rapidway.
In Newmarket, the rapidway will extend 2.4 km on Yonge
Street from just south of Mulock Drive to Davis Drive,
and will include 3 new vivastations.
Newmarket
GO Station
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In Richmond Hill, the rapidway will extend 6.5 km
from Highway 7 to 19th Avenue/ Gamble Road, and
will include 7 new vivastations.
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During construction, we realize the importance of minimizing the impact on
businesses and people using the road by keeping travel lanes open whenever
possible and safe to do so. For more information on how the construction
process works, visit vivanext.com/blog.
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Building a roadway is a process that follows clearly defined steps and uses
modern technology, equipment and materials. Although we have access
to some of the best, most experienced construction contractors anywhere,
building the rapidway down the middle of some of the Region’s busiest roads
is a complicated undertaking. That said, we have an experienced team of
dedicated staff and constructors who are on board and up for the challenge.
Yonge Street
building a rapidway
Bayview Avenue
Bloomington Rd.
Bathurst Street
All vivastations feature a fully accessible, 27-metre-long platform, including a
9-metre-long enclosed section with motion-activated heaters.
Wellington St. E.
Richmond Hill
Centre
Now that the contract has been awarded, our next step will
be to work closely with the contractor to finalize the design of
the rapidway and develop a construction schedule. Later this
year, crews will be working along the Yonge Street corridor to
prepare for construction.
During this pre-construction phase, these teams will more
accurately document existing conditions above and below
the ground. This work is mainly conducted during off-peak
driving hours and sometimes requires lane closures.
Highway 7
2011-2014 construction
2011-2015 construction
2014-2018 construction
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2015-2019 construction
Future rapid transit
Proposed Yonge Subway Extension
Yonge Street
project schedule
Highway 7
Steeles Avenue
Terminal
Finch Avenue
Finch
Station
Leslie Pawlowski
Community Liaison Specialist
Tel: 905.886.6767 ext. 71357 Cell: 905.505.1430
Email: [email protected]
vivanext.com
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