April 7, 2004

Capital Roads Projects 2004


NEWMARKET - York Regional Council has approved a Transportation and Works 2004 capital roads budget of $156.3 million. Included for 2004 will be 103 additional lane kilometres of roads which will be built across the Region, plus 77 lane kilometres of roads will be resurfaced.
 
Outlined below are some key 2004 Capital Road construction projects that will help alleviate congestion on Regional roads:
 
Vaughan
 
• Langstaff Road from Weston Road  to Islington Avenue – widening from two to four lanes
• Islington Avenue from Lanstaff Road north to Major Mackenzie Drive - widening from two to four  lanes
• Rutherford Road between Jane Street and Weston Road - widening to six lanes
• Dufferin Street between Rutherford Road and Major Mackenzie Drive – widening from two to four lanes
• Rutherford Road from Highway 50 to Napa Valley Road – widening from two to four lanes
• Weston Road from Rutherford Road to Major Mackenzie Drive –  widening from two to four lanes
 
Markham
 
• New Highway 407 interchange at Markham By-Pass
• Major Mackenzie Drive between Highway 48 and McCowan Road – widening from two to four lanes
 
Richmond Hill
 
• 16th Avenue at Murel Road / Vogel Road  – intersection improvements, additional turning lanes
• Gamble Road between Yonge Street  and Bathurst Street –  reconstruction with two traffic lanes
• Bathurst Street from King Road to Wellington Street – widening from two to four traffic lanes
 
 
Aurora
 
• Bayview Avenue from Wellington Street to St. John’s Sideroad – widening from two to four lanes
• St. John’s Sideroad from Yonge Street to Bayview Avenue – widening from two to four lanes
 
Newmarket
 
• Bathurst street – Green Lane By-pass – to be opened in July
 
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Contact:   Nancy Vosylius Corporate Communications York Region
- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1226
- Email: Nancy.Vosylius@region.york.on.ca

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

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