November 12, 2007

Emergency road closure scheduled for 19th Avenue between Bayview Avenue and CN Rail tracks


One-day closure on Wednesday, November 14th to repair rail track settlement


NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York would like to advise the public that 19th Avenue from Bayview Avenue to just west of the CN rail tracks in the Town of Richmond Hill will be completely closed for track settlement repairs, beginning Wednesday morning at 5 a.m.  The road will be reopened on Thursday at 5 a.m.


The affected tracks, just west of Bayview Avenue on 19th Avenue (please see map), will be raised to their former position and extra foundation material will be added to help prevent further settlement.  Staff from CN Rail will complete this work, while staff from York Region makes repairs to the adjoining pavement.

The sunken tracks pose no immediate danger to pedestrians or traffic in their current state.  As a precaution, CN trains will be operating at half speed through the area until construction is complete.


Access to local roads west of the construction area will be maintained via Yonge Street; however no traffic will be permitted through the construction zone.  Signs will be posted around the construction area to help detour traffic.


York Region would like to thank residents and motorists for their patience as these necessary repairs are made.  


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Media Contact:       Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

                                 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1232 or Cell 905 251-6419

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