January 8, 2008

Intersection of Woodbine Avenue and Bloomington Road to remain closed through evening rush hour


Damaged traffic signals to keep roadway closed


NEWMARKET – The intersection of Woodbine Avenue and Bloomington Road will be closed through the evening rush hour due to an earlier motor vehicle accident that has damaged a traffic light pole.


Both lanes on Woodbine Avenue are expected to be closed through the intersection until approximately 5 p.m.


Westbound lanes on Bloomington Road Avenue will also be closed until approximately 5 p.m.  Eastbound lanes on Bloomington Road will be closed until approximately 7 p.m.


York Regional Police remain on scene to investigate the collision.


York Region has dispatched crews to repair the traffic lights as well as the downed traffic light pole. Staff from York Region’s Roads Transportation branch are also putting temporary signs along the roadways.


Motorists are advised to detour around the area of Bloomington Road and Woodbine Avenue by using Highway 404 for northbound and southbound travel, and Bethesda Road or Vandorf Road for eastbound or westbound travel.


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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