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New re-aligned Major Mackenzie Drive opening



Notice of Road Construction Update

Major Mackenzie Drive Road Improvements
Between the CP Rail tracks and Islington Avenue
In the City of Vaughan

Updated January 20, 2021

The Regional Municipality of York is investing in building a safe, efficient and reliable Regional transportation network for all users. Improvements to Major Mackenzie Drive from Highway 50 to Highway 400 in the City of Vaughan continue to accommodate growth, improve traffic flow and provide more travel options for all. This provides an update on the section between the CP Rail tracks and Islington Avenue.

Transforming Major Mackenzie Drive

Graphic Map Major Mackenzie Road Improvements for Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge Construction in the City of Vaughan. For a detailed description please contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75923.

Construction Update – Section 3: Major Mackenzie Drive between the CP Rail tracks and Islington Avenue

  • The new re-aligned section of Major Mackenzie Drive between the CP Rail tracks and Highway 27 opened to motorists on December 12, 2020, including the bridge over the CPR tracks
  • Pedestrian access will be available on the CPR bridge and the sidewalk on Major Mackenzie Drive once all work is completed in 2021
  • Permanent traffic signals were installed and activated at Barons Street and Timber Creek Boulevard on January 20, 2021

Work anticipated to be completed in 2021 includes:

  • Finishing construction on the CPR bridge, including installing an additional railing and constructing a retaining wall on the north side
  • Removing the detour road and temporary rail crossing, which was used during construction of the bridge, and placing topsoil and seed
  • Finishing construction of the median planters, sidewalk, multi-use path, line painting, landscaping and roadway signage, including the signs and line painting for the High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes

Major Mackenzie Drive will remain open to traffic; however, temporary lane closures will be required as construction activities take place. The section of Major Mackenzie Drive from approximately 100 metres west of Timber Creek Boulevard to the CPR bridge will be reduced to two lanes to complete work.

What does this mean for traffic?

  • Motorists will be able to use the new re-aligned Major Mackenzie Drive all the way from Highway 50 to Highway 27
  • The old Major Mackenzie Drive will not be closed at this time, providing an alternate connection between Timber Creek Boulevard and Highway 27

Reminders

For everyone’s safety, please reduce your speed through the construction area. Please contact us if you notice any safety issues in and around the construction sites.

Travellers are encouraged to use traffic and navigation tools. York Region provides real-time traffic and road information in open data, used by many apps.

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.

Stay informed

We recognize construction can be inconvenient and are making every effort to minimize disruptions and keep residents informed with regular updates. Stay informed with the latest updates by:

  • Following @YorkRegionGovt on Twitter
  • Visiting york.ca/roadconstruction
  • Emailing transportation@york.ca with “Send me Major Mackenzie Drive enews” to receive project updates straight to your inbox

If you have any questions regarding this project, contact information is listed below. To better assist you, please quote “Major Mackenzie Drive between the CP Rail tracks and Islington Avenue” in your inquiry.

An accessible version of this notice is available upon request.

General Inquiries:
Capital Planning and Delivery
Phone: 1-877-464-9675
Email: transportation@york.ca

Construction Activity:
Gary Leonard
Construction Administrator
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75935
Email: transportation@york.ca

Emergency outside of normal business hours: York Region’s Roads and Traffic Operations Centre at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75200

The Regional Municipality of York is investing in building a safe,efficient and reliable Regional transportation network for all users. Improvements to Major Mackenzie Drive from Highway 50 to Highway 400 in the City of Vaughan continue to accommodate growth,improve traffic flow and provide more travel options for all. This provides an update on the section between the CP Rail tracks and Highway 27. The Regional Municipality of York en-US Media Release

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