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Leslie Street Road Improvements

Transforming Leslie Street

Photo of culvert work on Leslie Street

City of Richmond Hill

The Regional Municipality of York is investing in building a safe, efficient and reliable Regional transportation network for all users. Improvements continue on Leslie Street from Elgin Mills Road to 19th Avenue to accommodate growth and improve traffic flow. 

Construction Update

Since work began in fall 2019, the following improvements have been completed:

  • Shifted traffic onto the newly constructed lanes on the east side of Leslie Street and work began on the west side
  • Reconstructed McCague Avenue to bring it in line with the new Leslie Street
  • Installed two large culverts on Leslie Street that convey tributaries of the Rouge River
  • Installed concrete storage tanks to collect storm water runoff during large storms
  • Installed catch basins and a storm sewer system on the east side of Leslie Street to drain the road

Over the next couple of months, crews will:

  • Complete the intersection work at Leslie Street and John Birchall Road, including paving work and activating the permanent traffic signals
  • Continue work on the west side of Leslie Street, including:
    • Installing the new road base for the southbound lanes
    • Continuing storm sewer work
    • Completing the installation of the culverts
    • Installing street lights

Leslie Street will remain open to traffic and access will be maintained, however, temporary lane reductions may be required Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Map showing the road improvements area on Leslie St between Elgin Mills Road and 19th Avenue

Image of concrete storage tank installation

Image showing traffic using the newly constructed lanes on the east side of Leslie Street

Rendering showing Leslie Street transformed

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.

We’re here to answer your questions.

Accessible formats of this newsletter or communication supports are available upon request.

General Inquiries:
Vanessa Savelli
Communications and Community Engagement Specialist
1-877-464-9675 ext. 75923
Email: transportation@york.ca

Construction Activity:
Andrew Chinn
Construction Administrator
1-877-464-9675 ext. 75962
Email: transportation@york.ca

After hours emergency: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75200


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