The Regional Municipality Of York


Public Notice

Leslie Street

Notice of Intersection Improvements

Between West/East Beaver Creek Road and John Street
In the City of Richmond Hill and City of Markham

Please note: this work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or delays related to COVID-19 Public Health guidelines. York Region will provide advance notice whenever possible.

The Regional Municipality of York is dedicated to maintaining the condition of our Regional roads for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. We are making improvements to five intersections along Leslie Street in the City of Richmond Hill and the City of Markham.

Graphic Map Leslie Street Intersection Improvement Locations. For a detailed description please contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75923.

Improvements are being made to the following intersections:

  1. Leslie Street and West/East Beaver Creek Road
  2. Leslie Street and West/East Wilmot Street
  3. Leslie Street and Commerce Valley Drive West/East
  4. Leslie Street and Green Lane/Summerdale Drive
  5. Leslie Street and John Street

Improvements include:

  • Widening and repaving the intersection
  • Constructing new bus bays and upgrading York Region Transit bus pads with bus shelters,
    waste units and bike racks. The new bus bays will allow buses to pick up and drop off passengers without delaying traffic.
  • Upgrading the traffic signals and crosswalks to meet new Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements
  • Repairing the storm sewers

Intersection improvements began at the end of April and are anticipated to be completed in October 2020. The intersections of Leslie Street at West/East Beaver Creek Road, Leslie Street at West/East Wilmot Street and Leslie Street at Commerce Valley Drive West/East are complete. The two remaining intersections are anticipated to be completed in October 2020.

The intersections of Leslie Street at Green Lane/Summerdale Drive and Leslie Street at John Street will remain open to traffic and access will be maintained, however, temporary lane closures will be required for construction.

Transit stops may be relocated during construction and signs will be placed on the street to notify pedestrians of the new locations. Bus shelters and waste units may also be temporarily removed.
For inquiries about transit routes during construction, riders are encouraged to visit or call
1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978).

We recognize construction may be disruptive and the importance of minimizing the impact to those working, living and travelling in the area. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Safety is a priority on all Regional construction sites. For everyone’s safety, please reduce your speed through the construction area.

If you have any questions regarding this project, contact information is listed below. To better assist you, please quote Leslie Street Intersection Improvements in your inquiry.

General Inquiries:
Vanessa Savelli
Communications and Community Engagement Specialist
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75923

Construction Activity:
Andrew Chinn
Construction Administrator
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75962

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

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