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Keele Street

Steeles Avenue to Highway 407

Road widening from four to six lanes.

Graphic Map Keele Street Steeles Highway 7 Road Construction Area. For a detailed description please contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75923.

York Region is improving Keele Street between Steeles Avenue and Highway 407 by:

  • Widening the roadway from four to six lanes with on-street bicycle lanes and Transit-HOV lanes
  • Bridge replacement work on the CN Bridge
  • Replacing the watermain on behalf of the City of Vaughan
  • Extending and creating a continuous sidewalk to Highway 407 on both sides of Keele Street
  • Upgrading all the intersections and street lighting to meet current Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements

Construction update

  • Utility relocation is anticipated to begin in August 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020
  • Road widening and other construction work is anticipated to begin in winter 2021

Construction Starts:

Winter 2021

Construction Ends:

2023


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of this project?

  • Widening the roadway will accommodate more travellers and alleviate traffic along the corridor
  • Active transportation improvements will allow more travel options for all users
  • Roadway rehabilitation and resurfacing work provides safer travel for all users

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

  • We will maintain a minimum of two lanes of traffic in each direction during peak hours based on the traffic condition at the time of construction
  • Off-peak lane reductions may be required between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to facilitate construction
  • Short duration lane closures will be permitted when controlled by flag persons for the delivery and removal of material and equipment. The short duration lane closures will not exceed 10 minutes during a one hour period
  • The Highway 407 ramp restrictions and closures may be required between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. This restriction and closure will not happen every night

Is there any night work associated with this project?

  • Top course paving will be completed at night between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize traffic disruption
  • Night work will be required for water service connections to commercial and office buildings
  • Work related to closing the ramps to and from Highway 407 will be done at night between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Night work may be required within the CN Rail corridor
  • Lanes may be reduced to one lane in each direction when required

Why is the CN Bridge being replaced?

  • The CN Bridge is nearing the end of its service life and is in need of replacement to meet the current railway and road requirements
  • A new bridge will be constructed and the old CN Bridge will be demolished

Can pedestrians and cyclists still use the road?

  • The existing sidewalk on the west side of Keele Street will be maintained as long as possible. There is currently no sidewalk on the east side of Keele Street
  • There is no continuous sidewalk at this time on both the west and east of Keele Street for pedestrians and cyclists to utilize
  • Once construction is complete, there will be a continuous sidewalk on both the east and west side of Keele Street from Steeles Avenue to Highway 407

Construction Reminders:

Safety is a priority on all Regional construction sites. For everyone’s safety, please reduce your speed through the construction area.

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.

We recognize construction may be disruptive and the importance of minimizing the impact to those working, living and travelling in the area. 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.


If you have any questions regarding this project, contact information is listed below. To better assist you, please quote Keele Street between Steeles and Hwy 407 in your inquiry.

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

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

Emergency outside of normal business hours: York Region Roads Dispatch Representative 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75200


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