The Regional Municipality Of York


Major Mackenzie Drive temporary road closure between Highway 27 and St. Padre Pio Gardens/Sonoma Heights Park

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York is making improvements and widening Major Mackenzie Drive to six lanes from Highway 50 to Highway 400 in the City of Vaughan. Realigning the road and additional improvements will accommodate growth, improve traffic flow, provide public transit connections and more travel options.

Major Mackenzie Drive  map showing road closure area

In order to raise and connect Major Mackenzie at Highway 27, Major Mackenzie Drive between Highway 27 and St. Padre Pio Gardens/Sonoma Heights Park is scheduled to be closed from Friday, July 5, 2019 at 9 p.m. to Monday, July 8, 2019 at 5 a.m. Access to St. Padre Pio Gardens and Sonoma Heights Park will be maintained. Northbound and southbound traffic on Highway 27 and Islington Avenue will not be affected.

When the project is complete, travellers will benefit from a new connection to Highway 27.

Road way intersection

To help manage daily commutes during construction, travellers can plan their route in advance by using traffic and navigation tools. York Region provides real-time traffic and road information in open data, used by many app developers.

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:

For more information about current and upcoming road construction projects, please visit

Please note: As with all road construction projects, work may be rescheduled due to weather. York Region will provide advance notice where possible.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Media Contact:

Tamara Ostrowski, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71226 Cell: 905-251-6412

York Region; temporary road closure; Major Mackenzie Drive; Highway 27; St. Padre Pio Gardens; Sonoma Heights Park The Regional Municipality of York en-US Media Release