October 3, 2007
Media Release

Lane restrictions taking effect for Yonge Street north of Industrial Parkway South in Town of Aurora

York Region conducting storm sewer repairs and pavement restoration
NEWMARKET Effective tomorrow morning, York Region will be restricting passage along Yonge Street north of Industrial Parkway South in the Town of Aurora to conduct emergency storm sewer and road repair work.
Three lanes will remain open to accommodate traffic.  Of the three open lanes, construction staff will have two lanes open for southbound traffic to accommodate the morning traffic rush.  To accommodate the evening rush, staff will change the lane configuration to open two northbound lanes.
In July of 2006, Regional Road Maintenance staff discovered a pavement depression on Yonge Street.  Further investigation of nearby storm sewers with closed circuit television revealed areas of severe cracking and collapsing of the storm pipe underneath, causing the road damage.
As a dewatering permit is required to repair the sewer which takes approximately three months and the full extent of the damage had not been fully assessed, steel plates were temporarily installed in October 2006 to reinforce the road and re-open it to traffic.
The assessment has been completed and work has already commenced for the replacement of the storm sewer.  Once the sewer is re-built, the pavement will be repaired and all lanes re-opened.
Reconstruction of the storm sewer and roadway is expected to be completed by mid December.  Lane restrictions will be in effect until that time.
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
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Media Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1232 or Cell 905 251-6419
 Email: michael.kemp@york.ca

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