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Leslie Street Road Improvements

Transforming Leslie Street

Photo of Leslie Street before construction.

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 to Leslie Street from Elgin Mills Road to 19th Avenue began in fall 2019 to accommodate
growth and improve traffic flow.

When Leslie Street is transformed, it will include improvements to meet the needs of all travellers, including:

  • Widening Leslie Street to four lanes from Elgin Mills Road to 19th Avenue, with the addition of left-turn lanes
  • Installing a multi-use path on the west side of Leslie Street and a sidewalk on the east side of Leslie Street
  • Enhancing street lighting to encourage cycling and walking along Regional Roads

Road improvements are expected to be completed by summer 2021. This work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or delays related to COVID-19 and Public Health guidelines. York Region will provide advance notice whenever possible and will make every effort to minimize disruptions.

Graphic map of Leslie Street constructionn area. For a detailed description contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75923.

We recognize construction can be disruptive and we thank all residents, motorists and businesses for their patience and understanding during the construction period.

To help manage your daily commute 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.


Safety is a priority on all Regional construction sites. For everyone’s safety, please reduce your speed when travelling through the construction areas. Please contact us if you have any safety concerns in and around the construction sites.

We’re here to answer your questions.

General Inquiries:
Vanessa Savelli
Communications and Community Engagement Specialist
Office: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75923

Construction Activity:
Andrew Chinn
Construction Administrator
Office: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75962

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