Road construction underway across Markham

The road construction season has returned, which means drivers should pack their patience and prepare for delays.

Construction is taking place on Major Mackenzie Drive between Warden Avenue and McCowan Road. Among other things, guide rails that direct vehicles back to the roadway and away from potentially hazardous situations will be improved. Catch basins will be repaired and replaced. The project runs from mid-May through November.

Improvements to 9th Line from Hwy. 407 to 16th Avenue and Hwy.  7 from Main Street/Markham Road to Albert Street include removing existing flexible post bollards separating traffic lanes on Hwy. 7 and installing a concrete median. Road improvements will also take place on Woodbine Avenue from south of Denison Street to Hwy. 407.

In each of those projects, asphalt road surfaces will be removed and replaced, and crosswalk ramps will be reconstructed at signalized and non-signalized intersections. Both projects are slated to begin in late May and will wrap up in November.

In all projects, intersections will be improved to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requirements, such as audible pedestrian signals and tactile walking surface indicators to alert people with low or no vision of an upcoming intersection. Also in all projects, roads undergoing construction will remain open to through traffic, but drivers should prepare for lane restrictions.

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