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Major Mackenzie Drive

East of Highway 400

Photo Looking West At Existing Highway 400 Major Mackenzie Interchange.

    Major Mackenzie Drive from Highway 400 to Jane Street
    Construction starts: October 2020 | Anticipated completion: end of 2022


    The Regional Municipality of York is investing in building a safe, efficient and reliable Regional transportation network for all users. Improvements to Major Mackenzie Drive from Highway 400 to Jane Street in the City of Vaughan are commencing this fall to accommodate growth, improve traffic flow and provide more travel options for all.

    We care about your community and are committed to delivering transportation improvements safely, while minimizing disruptions as best as possible. We’re building, reconstructing and repairing Regional roads for you, your community and the future of the City of Vaughan.

    Graphic Map Major Mackenzie Drive road improvements area. for a detailed description please contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75923.

    Improvements include:

    • Widening from four to six lanes
    • Widening and rehabilitating the two bridges  located both east and west of Wellness Way and Amusement Drive
    • Reconfiguring the bridge over Highway 400 including adjusting and reconfiguring the on/off ramps
    • Enhancing the existing boulevards, including upgrading sidewalks, crosswalks, street lighting and tree planting
    • Installing a dedicated multi-use path. The existing path west of Highway 400, will be extended east over Highway 400 to Jane Street

    The Major Mackenzie Drive improvements are being undertaken in stages to minimize disruption to the travelling public and integrate with the other adjacent projects in the area.

    Stage 1

    • Work will begin on Major Mackenzie Drive between Highway 400 and Jane Street, including widening the Major Mackenzie Drive bridge over Coaster Way
    • In order to widen Major Mackenzie Drive at this location, a temporary closure of Coaster Way is required. Coaster Way from Amusement Drive to Wellness Way will be closed from October 2020 and will re-open in spring 2021
    • Major Mackenzie Drive will remain open to traffic during this time
    • Local access will be maintained

    Graphic map Major Mackenzie Drive road closure and road work areas. for a detailed description please contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75923.

    Impacts to traffic throughout the project:

    • Off-peak lane reductions may be required between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • The eastbound left-turn lanes at Jane Street and Major Mackenzie Drive will be maintained
    • Night work with lane reductions may be required to advance construction during the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    There are other road projects happening near this project. York Region Transit is building a new bus terminal, in addition to the construction of the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital. For more information, visit the Vaughan Construction Projects page.

    Photo Looking East Coaster Way Bridge Major Mack Wellness Way Amusement Drive Intersection.

    Photo Looking West Major Mackenzie Jane Street Intersection.

    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
    Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75923
    Email: transporation@york.ca

    Construction Activity:
    Tony Apreda
    Construction Administrator
    Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75934
    Email: transporation@york.ca

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

    For more information on current and upcoming construction projects, please visit the Road Construction Schedule page.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the benefits of this project?

    • York Region travellers will benefit from the widened Major Mackenzie Drive corridor east of Highway 400, as it will provide additional capacity to allow travellers to connect to and from Highway 400
    • Support for pedestrians and cyclists travelling over Highway 400 to and from the surrounding residential and commercial areas, including Canada’s Wonderland, the future Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital and the YRT Bus Terminal

    Are there any lane closures or reductions associated with this project?

    • Off-peak lane reductions may be required between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • The eastbound left-turn lanes at Jane Street and Major Mackenzie Drive will be maintained during work at this intersection
    • Every effort will be made to maintain the left-turn lane at the intersection of Major Mackenzie Drive and Wellness Way/Amusement Drive
    • There will be short term lane reductions to remove a median during the construction period
    • Traffic will be directed during these lane reductions

    Will there be any night work?

    • Night work with lane reductions may be required to advance construction during the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Can pedestrians and cyclists still use the Major Mackenzie Drive?

    • Every effort will be made to maintain areas for pedestrians and cyclists. However, due to the nature of the improvement project and limited space, some areas may require added caution and awareness while travelling
    • Major Mackenzie Drive may require lane closures to complete specific construction, therefore limiting pedestrian and cyclist access during this time. Signage, detour information and notifications will be provided as required

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