February 7, 2006

Highway 7 and Jane Street intersection to remain closed through afternoon and evening rush hour


UPDATE #2:   
3:15 P.M.

 
Commuters asked to avoid intersection while YRT bus routes temporarily revised
 

NEWMARKET Commuters are asked to avoid the intersection of Highway 7 and Jane Street for the remainder of the day after York Regional Police closed the intersection following a significant pavement failure earlier today.  The intersection will be closed throughout the afternoon and evening rush hour.

 

Officials from York Region and the City of Vaughan remain onsite and continue to investigate the situation.  A broken watermain earlier today caused the pavement damage.

 

Highway 7 remains closed from Millway Avenue to Creditstone Road.  Jane Street also remains closed from Doughton Road to Pennsylvania Avenue / MacIntosh Boulevard.

 

York Region Transit (YRT) is detouring two of its bus routes YRT Route 77 and TTC Route 35D to maintain service to the area.

 

YRT Route 77 that travels westbound along Highway 7 will be temporarily re-routed to run north on Edgeley Boulevard, west on Pennsylvania Avenue / MacIntosh Boulevard and south on Creditstone Road for eastbound travellers, with opposite directions for westbound travellers.

 

TTC Route 35D that travels on and around Jane Street will be temporarily re-routed to run west on Interchange Way and north on Edgeley Boulevard for northbound travellers, with opposite directions for southbound travellers.

 

Viva rapid transit will be unaffected by the closure, however delays may occur due to the intersection closure.

 

Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

 

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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and the services our Region offers, please visit our Web site at: www.york.ca

 

Media Contact:        Patrick Casey, Director, Corporate Communications, York Region

                                 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 1235 or Cell 905 715-8211

                                 Email: Patrick.casey@york.ca

 


For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and the services our Region offers, please visit our Web site at: www.york.ca

 

Media Contact:        Patrick Casey, Director, Corporate Communications, York Region

                                 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 1235 or Cell 905 715-8211

                                 Email: Patrick.casey@york.ca

 

 
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