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WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?: Work being done on Newmarket, East Gwillimbury roads in 5-year project

Road widening one of the projects being done on Yonge St. from Davis Drive to Green Lane
Jan. 11, 2021
Aileen Zangouei

Improvements are being made to Yonge Street from Davis Drive to Green Lane in Newmarket and East Gwillimbury in a five-year project to create an efficient, safe and attractive roadway for travellers.

Just the Facts:

The improvement of the roads on Yonge Street from Davis Drive to Green Lane it to meet the demands of all travellers in the area, whether they be driving, walking, cycling or taking public transit.

Work will begin in January, and will be completed in stages to help alleviate impacts to all travellers and pedestrians. Access to businesses, as well as four lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout this project. The goal is to have this project completed by 2025.

Improvements include road widening from four lanes to six through lanes, including High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes; upgrading five traffic signals for enhanced accessibility and adding new traffic signals for better access into businesses; widening the sidewalks to include bicycle paths on each side of Yonge Street within the boulevards; installing a new street lighting along Yonge Street; creating a centre median along Yonge Street to accommodate future transit options; and streetscaping.

York Region will analyze and review all traveller data for each project to determine the best possible solutions to ease congestions and traffic delays during construction.

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