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Yonge Street Roadway Improvements

Improving Yonge Street

Photo Intersection Yonge Industrial Parkway South Aurora.

The Regional Municipality of York is investing in building a safe, efficient and reliable Regional transportation network for all users. Improvements to Yonge Street between Henderson Drive and Industrial Parkway South in the Town of Aurora began in spring 2020 to improve the conditions of the roadway to provide safer travel for all users.

For over a decade, sinkholes have been forming along Yonge Street between 100 metres south of Henderson Drive
and Industrial Parkway South. Since 2014, remedial works have been conducted to repair the roadway as sinkholes
were re-emerging. Despite these repairs, sinkholes continue to develop along the corridor and the roadway is in need of repair.

Graphic Map Yonge Street Aurora Sink Hole Repair Area. for a detailed description contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75923.

August 2020 update: Construction began in May 2020 and was anticipated to be completed by the end of 2020. Shortly after work began, the contractor discovered that the site conditions were not as expected based on pre-construction testing. Further investigation and testing is required and construction activity has stopped until the investigation is complete. The completion date will be reviewed and communicated once the impact of the results has been assessed.

In partnership with the Town of Aurora, we will be improving the roadway by:

  • Installing an underground piping system that will help funnel groundwater away from the road surface
  • Replacing storm sewers
  • Replacing a watermain
  • Reconstructing and repaving the road with concrete and asphalt pavement

Photo Remedial Works Yonge Street Aurora 2015.

Travel Impacts

Yonge Street between Henderson Drive and Industrial Parkway South will be reduced to one lane in each direction throughout the construction period.

To help manage your daily commutes during construction, travellers can plan their route in advance by using traffic and navigation tools. York Region provides realtime traffic and road information in open data, used by many apps.

We recognize construction can be disruptive and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please note: 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.

Safety

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

We are here to answer your questions. Accessible formats of this news item or communication supports are also available upon request.

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

Construction Activity:
Matthew Jebb
Construction Administrator
Office: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75233
Email: transportation@york.ca

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

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Frequently asked questions

What are sinkholes and how are they formed?

Sinkholes form when the surface layer, pavement in the case of a road, collapses or sinks. Most sinkholes are caused
by water gradually washing away the underlying supporting materials.



road construction,yonge street,aurora,roadway improvements,underground piping The Regional Municipality of York is investing in building a safe, efficient and reliable Regional transportation network for all users. Improvements to Yonge Street between Henderson Drive and Industrial Parkway South in the Town of Aurora began in spring 2020 to improve the conditions of the roadway to provide safer travel for all users. The Regional Municipality of York en-US News

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