The Regional Municipality Of York


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$2.2 billion in capital transportation projects are planned over the next decade

York Region is investing $2.2-billion over the next decade to fund the 10-Year Roads and Transit Capital Program plans. These long-term plans are in place to balance the infrastructure needed for current and future growth, while keeping existing roads well-maintained. This increase in funding saw a number of accomplishments in 2017, including the completion of the 2nd Concession road widening in the Town of East Gwillimbury and the Town of Newmarket.

York Region’s 2nd Concession Road Improvement Project was recently named 2017 Project of the Year (Transportation, Greater than $50 Million Category) by the Ontario Public Works Association and Project of the Year by Professional Engineers Ontario York Chapter.

The transformative project along 2nd Concession between Bristol Road in the Town of Newmarket and Queensville Sideroad in the Town of East Gwillimbury was planned, designed and built over a period of nine years. The project was delivered within budget and included road and bridge construction, active transportation infrastructure and sanitary sewer and watermain works.

The bridges and retaining walls were designed with a context sensitive approach to minimize the impact of the road widening on historical and natural features at Rogers Reservoir. Rogers Reservoir features hiking trails, and a segment of the Nokiidaa bike trail along the Holland River.

The 2nd Concession offers breathtaking vistas of Rogers Reservoir and features:

•    A widened road from two to four lanes between Green Lane and Doane Road
•    A new bridge over the Holland River and the historic lock
•    A pedestrian bridge connecting walkers, joggers and cyclists to the Nokiidaa Trail and Rogers Reservoir
•    A bridge over the train tracks to eliminate train/vehicle conflicts on the GO Barrie rail corridor
•    Separated bike lanes on both sides of 2nd Concession to encourage active transportation
•    A new boardwalk through Rogers Reservoir

Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore York Region.

For a list of current and upcoming Regional road improvement and construction projects visit

For more information on 2017 Capital Infrastructure updates and 2018 plans read our recent media release here

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