Yonge Street and Highway 7 Regional Centre, Langstaff Gateway Sewer Construction
York Region is working in your community, constructing a new sewer to move wastewater from the Highway 7 and Yonge Street area to the existing Richmond Hill Collector trunk sewer. Improvements to intersections at Highway 7 and Silver Linden Drive and at Highway 7 and Bayview Avenue Connection Road are also part of the work.
When: July 2021 to the end of 2023
Safety is a priority for York Region; please slow down when travelling through the project construction areas.
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Project Updates and News
- View Notice of Lane Restrictions — April 14, 2022
- View Notice of Sidewalk Closure — December 21, 2021
- View Notice of Construction — August 16, 2021
Online Open House
Check out the Open House video below to learn more about the project, the microtunnelling construction method and plans to manage possible traffic impacts.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is happening?
A new 2.1 kilometer sanitary sewer is being built to provide wastewater servicing to the Yonge Street and Highway 7 area to accommodate anticipated population growth.
As part of this project, intersection improvements at Highway 7 and Silver Linden Drive and Highway 7 and Bayview Avenue will be made to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
What is the construction timeline?
Construction of the sanitary sewer and intersection improvements will begin in the summer 2021 and be completed in 2023.
How will the sewer be built?
Most of the sanitary sewer work will be constructed using a trenchless technology referred to as microtunnelling.
What is microtunnelling?
A machine will create tunnels underground and install the sewer pipe approximately 8 to 10 meters below the surface. The use of the microtunnelling construction method will minimize the impacts to local traffic.
What are the intersection improvements?
The work will improve the function and accessibility of the intersection according to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act which includes installing accessible sidewalks, crosswalks and pedestrian signals. During the work at the intersection, temporary signals will be installed.
What are the impacts to traffic?
There will be temporary lane restrictions and periodically limited access throughout the duration of the project. Any work temporarily impacting driveways will be coordinated with the individual property owners before the work begins. Traffic monitoring personnel will be on-site, as needed, to assist with the movement of traffic and reduce any delays.
Will there be sidewalk disruptions?
Sidewalk closures will be avoided as much as possible, however, to safely complete the work, periodically sidewalks will need to be closed. Directional signage will be in place to help guide pedestrians around the closure.
Personal information submitted (e.g., name, address and phone number) is collected, maintained and disclosed under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for transparency and consultation purposes.
If you have any questions about the information collected or the project, please contact:
Mark Ortiz, P. Eng., PMP
Environmental Services, Public Works
1-877-464-9675 ext 75513