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Public Notice

Highway 7



Notice of Construction

Allstate Parkway to Town Centre Boulevard
In the City of Markham

The Regional Municipality of York works to maintain the condition of our Regional roads for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users. York Region is making improvements to Highway 7, from Allstate Parkway to Town Centre Boulevard, in the City Markham.

Construction is scheduled to begin the week of May 11, 2020 and is expected to be complete by fall 2020. As with all road construction projects, some work may be rescheduled due to weather or delays related to COVID-19 Public Health guidelines.

Graphic Map Highway 7 between Allstate parkway and Town Centre Boulevard area. For a detailed description contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75889.

A road preservation treatment, called microsurfacing, will be applied to Highway 7. This process is a common and cost-effective road maintenance treatment designed to treat roads with minor defects. The road surface can feel rougher and sound noisier after the treatment. Over time, the stones will knead together and the surface will become quieter.

Highway 7 will remain open to traffic throughout construction, and access to residents and businesses will be maintained. Temporary lane restrictions will be in place Monday to Saturday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to accommodate construction. Active construction will occur on only a few hundred metres of road on any one day, with the location moving throughout the construction period.

If you have any questions regarding this project, contact information has been listed below. To better assist you, please quote Highway 7 Microsurfacing in the City of Markham in your inquiry.

General Inquiries:
Teresa Vader
Communications and Community Engagement Specialist
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75889
Email: transportation@york.ca

Construction Activity:
Abdus Sobahan
Construction Administrator
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75930
Email: transportation@york.ca  

Emergency outside of normal business hours: York Region Roads Dispatch Representative 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75200


Frequently Asked Questions

What is microsurfacing?

Microsurfacing is where an adhesive mixture containing small stones is applied to the road to seal and smooth the surface. This process is a common and cost-effective road maintenance treatment designed to treat roads with minor defects. The road surface can feel rougher and sound noisier after the treatment. Over time, the stones will knead together and the surface will become quieter.

Why does the road need to be microsurfaced?

Due to the exposure to the sun, air and water, an asphalt surface degrades over time. As traffic drives on the pavement, the surface tends to get polished, resulting in reduced traction. If left unattended, the surface will deteriorate gradually and require expensive rehabilitation or full reconstruction.

What are the benefits?

Microsurfacing is a common preventive maintenance treatment used when the top layer is still in good shape and pavement removal is not required.  Sealing the surface helps extend the life of the road by preventing the entry of water into the pavement structure. It is a cost-effective way to extend the life of the pavement much like preventative maintenance for a vehicle or home.

Every dollar spent on pavement preservation, including microsurfacing, results in spending five to ten times less in future rehabilitation or reconstruction costs.

It increases safety by improving surface friction and it is completed more quickly compared to other treatments, minimizing traffic disruption.


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