The Regional Municipality Of York


Major Mackenzie Drive

Highway 400 to Jane Street

Road widening from four to six lanes

Graphic Map Major Mackenzie Drive from Highway 400 to Jane Street Construction Area. For a detailed description please contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75923.

York Region is improving Major Mackenzie Drive between Jane Street and Highway 400 to accommodate growth, improve traffic flow and provide more travel options for all. Improvements include:

  • Widening from four to six lanes, with the potential for a future conversion to Transit/HOV lanes.
  • Enhancement of the exiting boulevards, including streetscaping and illumination
  • Inclusion of a dedicated multi-use pathway (MUP), extending the existing MUP easterly over Highway 400 to Jane Street, on the south side of Major Mackenzie Drive
  • Bridge work, including improvements to:
    • The two bridges located east and west of Wellness Way/Amusement Drive
    • The bridge over Highway 400, including adjustments and  reconfiguration to the on and off ramps

Other projects lead by our partners that will take place in the area and support the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct Plan:

  • Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital
  • York Region Transit (YRT) terminal on the south side of Major Mackenzie Drive
  • Elevator pavilion on the north side of Major Mackenzie Drive
  • York Region Transit underpass construction underneath Major Mackenzie Drive, east of the Major Mackenzie Drive and Wellness Way/Amusement Drive intersection  

Construction Starts:
Late summer/fall 2020

Construction Ends:
Late 2022

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

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 Major Mackenzie Drive from Hwy 400 to Jane in your inquiry.

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

Construction Activity
Tony Apreda
Construction Administrator
Office: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75934

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

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