The Regional Municipality Of York


Temporary road closure: Major Mackenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York is implementing a temporary road closure of Major Mackenzie Drive between Islington Avenue and Pine Valley Drive for two nights, Tuesday July 28 and Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Local access will be maintained for properties in the closed section.

Map displaying section of Major Mackenize Drive that is closed

The road closures are needed to relocate a temporary concrete barrier along the new section of Major Mackenzie Drive to protect the public and workers during construction of the north half of the roadway.

Improvements being made to Major Mackenzie Drive in this area include widening from two lanes to six lanes. This road work is part of the overall improvement project to Major Mackenzie Drive from Highway 50 to Highway 400, anticipated to be completed in 2021.

Map of Major Mackenzie Drive

To help manage your 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:

  • Following us on Twitter using #onYRRoads
  • Emailing with “Send me Major Mackenzie Drive enews” to receive project updates straight to your inbox

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

Please note as with all road construction projects some 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 54,000 businesses with 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at


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

Temporary Road Closure; York Region; Major Mackenzie Drive The Regional Municipality of York en-US Media Release