York Region plans $4.7 billion in roads, transit and water capital projects through next decade

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Highway 404/Highway 7 Interchange Improvements in the York Region plan

GTA Construction Report staff writer

York Regional Council has received updates on its 10-year capital plans, detailing major infrastructure projects in the area for the next decade.

“York Region continues to plan and invest in the future of our communities,” York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson said in a statement. “Building and maintaining our road network, ensuring ease of travel and safeguarding our water and forests allows our communities to grow in an efficient way.”

The 10-year Roads and Transit Capital Plan will invest $2.3 billion for projects, including:

  • Highway 404 crossing, new road and bridge over Highway 404 north of Highway 7 and northbound off-ramp extension in the City of Markham and Town of Richmond Hill;
  • Major Mackenzie Drive widening from Highway 50 to Highway 400 in the City of Vaughan; and
  • Leslie Street and St. John’s Sideroad widening in the Towns of Aurora and Newmarket.

The 10-year Water and Wastewater Capital Plan will invest $2.4 billion with more than 140 projects in progress, including:

  • Upper York Sewage Solution project including adding a second pipeline that moves wastewater, which is critical to serve the Towns of Newmarket, Aurora and East Gwillimbury and accommodate their future growth;
  • Continued investments in Duffin Creek Plant, Peel Region and the City of Toronto to meet York Region’s long-term servicing requirements; and
  • New sanitary sewers and water connections to service the Richmond Hill/Langstaff Gateway Regional Centre.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to almost 1.2 million residents, 50,000 businesses and 595,000 employees.

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