The Regional Municipality Of York


Rutherford Road

Highway 400 to Westburne Drive

Road widening from four to six lanes.

Graphic Map Rutherford Road from Highway 400 to Westburne Avenue Construction Areas. For a detailed description please contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75923.

To accommodate growth, York Region is widening and improving Rutherford Road between Highway 400 and Westburne Drive in the City of Vaughan. Improvements will include:

  • Widening Rutherford Road from four lanes to six lanes. While undergoing widening, boulevard bicycle lanes and enhanced streetscaping will be completed in this area
  • CN Railway bridge work, in order to facilitate the road widening
  • Replacing old infrastructure with rehabilitating and replacing two road crossing culverts and storm sewers
  • Extending two existing road crossing culverts to accommodate the widened roadway
  • Paving and intersection work along Rutherford Road, from east of Highway 400 to Jane Street, directly in front of Vaughan Mills Mall and Vaughan City Centre shopping plazas
  • Intersection improvements along Rutherford Road, from east of Highway 400 to Westburne Drive, to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements

Construction Starts:
Summer 2021

Construction Ends:
Summer 2023

Utility relocations began in January 2020. This work is anticipated to be completed in fall 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of this project?

  • At the end of this project, travellers will benefit from two extra lanes of roadway in an otherwise traffic heavy area, easing congestion
  • The installation of boulevard bicycle lanes aide in connecting the larger commuter and leisure cycling network in this area and future connections to potential cycling networks as well
  • Upgraded traffic signals and enhanced roadway illumination throughout the corridor
  • Travellers will also get rehabilitated roads, ensuring a safer commute for all road users

What is a culvert?

  • A culvert is a tunnel or crossing located under a road. It can be built to transport either water, people or animals

Why do the culverts need to be replaced?

  • York Region conducts routine inspections of its infrastructure. Through ongoing inspections, it has been determined two culverts need to be replaced and two need to be extended to support the widened roadway and to ensure safe travel on Rutherford Road

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

  • Four lanes are being maintained throughout the construction period during peak travel hours. To achieve this, lane width reductions will be in place and speed will be temporarily reduced in the construction area
  • Off-peak lane reductions are required to facilitate construction between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Traffic lanes will be shifting throughout construction during off-peak and peak hours
  • Temporary night closures may be required to facilitate the CN Railway bridge construction work
  • Temporary night closures may be required for work directly in the intersections and for storm sewer and culvert crossing works

Will there be any night work?

  • Night work may be required between 7:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. to facilitate the following:
    • Paving the roadway and pavement markings
    • Storm sewer and culvert road crossing work
    • CN Railway bridge construction
    • Intersection improvements
  • Night work is planned to mitigate disruptions to traffic in the vicinity of the commercial areas (Vaughan Mills Mall) and travel to/from Highway 400. This will take place between 9 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
  • During this night work, lane reductions will be in place

Will there be any weekend work?

  • Work may be required on the weekends to expedite the construction work

Will there be any work on statutory holidays?

  • Work may be required on statutory holidays to expedite the construction work

Can pedestrians and cyclists still use the road?

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained on a minimum of one side of the road at all times. The existing sidewalk is discontinuous on Rutherford Road between Creditstone Road and Jane Street
  • There are no existing bicycle facilities on Rutherford Road. Cyclists are to use the roadway in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and/or boulevard(s) in accordance with Local By-laws

Construction Reminders:

Safety is a priority on all Regional construction sites. For everyone’s safety, please reduce your speed through the construction area. A temporary speed reduction will be in place throughout the project limits, as lanes will be temporarily shifted and widths will be reduced to accommodate construction.

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 Rutherford Road between Jane Street and Westburne Drive in your inquiry.

General Inquiries
Capital Planning and Delivery
Communications and Community Engagement Specialist
Phone: 1-877-464-9675

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

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