Temporary Road Closures

Notice of Temporary Road Closure on Murray Drive - June 3 to June 7, 2024

Description:

Temporary road closure on Murray Drive between Trillium Drive and Golf Links Drive starting June 3, 2024 for (5) days, ending June 7, 2024; refer to map. This temporary closure is to facilitate the installation of sewer and watermain and is being completed as part of the Highland Gate Development Subdivision servicing.

Detour signage, digital sign boards, and traffic control persons will be in place to guide motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. All appropriate parties have been notified of the temporary closure. The detours of affected YRT and school buses will be communicated by YRT and School Transportation Services.

Duration:

  • 5 Days
  • June 3, 2024 to June 7 2024

Impacts to travelers:

Closure between Murray Drive between Trillium Drive and Golf Links Drive

Map showing red line around Murray D. between Trillium Drive and Golf Links Drive

Contact Information:

The General Contractor will assume the responsibility for placing all signage as required for traffic control and traffic notification in accordance with requirements of the Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7.

For questions or comments regarding Highland Gate Developments Inc. construction activities, please call the following number: Contact information: 905-477-GATE (4283)

Wellington Street east of Bathurst Street in the Town of Aurora

Description:

  • York Region is rehabilitating a culvert that allows water and wildlife to pass freely under the road
  • Improvements include replacing existing gabion stone retaining walls with concrete retaining walls

Duration:

  • June 2024 to September 2024

Impacts to travellers:

  • Lane closures will be limited to Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The road will remain open to through traffic; however, temporary lane closures will be required to accommodate equipment and material delivery
  • Access to homes and businesses will be maintained

As with all construction projects, work may be rescheduled due to weather. York Region will provide advance notice where possible.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact: 

For after-hours emergencies, please contact York Region’s Roads and Traffic Operations Centre at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75200.

For general inquiries, please contact Transportation Operations at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75000 or via email at transportation@york.ca

Map of area in Aurora, showing a highlighted dot on Wellington, just east of Bathurst

Street Party - Cousins Drive - May 26

Date: May 26, 2024
Time: Between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Road Closure:

Road(s) to be temporarily closed:
Cousins Drive, between Wells Street and Edwards Street

Satellite view map showing red line on Cousins Drive, between Wells Street and Edwards Street

Aurora Chamber of Commerce Annual Street Festival - Jun 2

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Road Closure:

Road(s) to be temporarily closed:
Yonge Street, between Wellington and Murray/Edwards Streets

Road map of Aurora, showing a red line on Yonge Street, between Wellington and Wellington and Murray/Edwards Streets

Bayview Avenue, Town of Aurora and Town of Newmarket: From Wellington Street to Mulock Drive - Mid-April 2024 to September 2024

This will serve as formal notification of construction on Bayview Avenue from Wellington Street to Mulock Drive in the Town of Aurora and Town of Newmarket.

Description:

  • Road improvements:
    • Removing and replacing asphalt road surface
  • Intersection improvements on Bayview Avenue at the following crossroads:
    1. Home Dept plaza entrance
    2. River Ridge Boulevard
    3. Hollidge Boulevard/Borealis Avenue
    4. Hollandview Trail/Spring Farm Road
    5. Pedersen Drive/Hartwell Way
    6. LCBO/Superstore plaza entrance
    7. Laurelwood Gate/Brooker Ridge
    8. Silken Laumann Drive/Stonehaven Avenue
    9. McBean Avenue/Newpark Boulevard
    10. Carberry Street
  • Upgrading traffic control signals and lighting; temporary signals will be in place during construction
  • Enhancing audible pedestrian signals and tactile walking surface indicators to alert people with low or no vision of an upcoming intersection
  • Reconstructing crosswalk ramps at signalized intersections
  • Repairing and replacing guide rails that provide a barrier between the roadway and potentially hazardous situations

Duration:

  • Mid-April 2024 to September 2024

Impact to travelers:

  • The road will remain open to through traffic; however, lane closures will be required:
    • Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Weeknights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. for major road works such as paving
  • Access to homes and businesses will be maintained

As with all road construction projects, work may be rescheduled due to weather. York Region will provide advance notice where possible.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact: 

For after-hours emergencies, please contact York Region’s Roads and Traffic Operations Centre at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75200.

For general inquiries, please contact Transportation Operations at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75000 or via email at transportation@york.ca

Map showing work areas on Bayview between Wellington St. and Mulock Drive

Aurora Farmer's Market: Wells St. from Mosley St. to Metcalfe St. - May 4 to October 26
(Saturday's only)

The Aurora Farmers' Market & Artisan Fair

Road closure on Wells St. from Mosley St. to Metcalfe St.

7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays from May 4 to October 26.

Roads to be temporarily closed:

Wells Street from Mosley Street to Metcalfe Street

Conditions:

  • The road closure on Wells Street at Mosley Street must be positioned to ensure the rear entrance of #57 Mosley Street (Masonic Hall) located on Wells Street is unobstructed for deliveries and accessible to hall users
  • Access to the driveways of #64 and #70 Wells Street must be maintained
  • Access must be provided at all times for emergency vehicles
  • Fire hydrants must remain unblocked and visible at all times during the event
  • The applicant must notify all residents and businesses in the affected areas of the event
  • The applicant is responsible for set up/ take down and safe storage of signage each day of the event

Areal view and drawing showing Wells St, between Mosley St. and Metcalfe St.

Tyler Street Westbound lane – April 1 to October 31

The Westbound lane on Tyler Street will be closed from April 1 to October 31, 2024 for the structural steel installation of the Aurora United Church. Traffic will be one way in the eastbound direction from Temperance to Yonge Street.

Heavy equipment will be on-site. We appreciate your patience during this period.

Westbound Lane closure drawing (PDF Format) 

Map Tyler Street between Temperest Street and Yonge Steet

Yonge Street Rail Bridge: Twinning for Double Tracking 

With GO service expanding to serve you better, Metrolinx is getting ready for double tracks along the Barrie Line.

Across the entire network, our goal is to deliver 6,000 train trips a week – with more frequent service, more stations, cleaner technology, and more connections. You won’t need a schedule because you’ll know that the next train will be coming soon. We’re transforming GO Transit to bring you more frequent two-way, all day service on the Barrie Line, up to every 15 minutes, seven days a week.

Construction on the Yonge Street rail bridge in Aurora (twinning to accommodate a second track) will be starting soon to help get you where you need to go, better, faster, and easier.

What is happening?

Metrolinx will be rebuilding the foundation and structure of the Yonge Street rail bridge in order to accommodate a second track along the Barrie Line. As part of this project, we will also be removing and restoring the sidewalks, fencing, landscaping, gutters, and existing utilities.

What does this mean for you?

Noise and vibration

This work will require the use of heavy construction machinery, and nearby residents may experience some noise and vibration as a result of the foundation work. However, to minimize disruption, this work will only take place during the day.

Lane closures

Motorists can expect rotating lane closures between Industrial Parkway and Allaura Boulevard for the duration of this work, beginning with the right northbound lane and then moving to the right southbound lane. Sidewalks below the bridge will also become unavailable for public use, but we will ensure that a safe route is provided for pedestrians under the bridge during construction.

Vegetation removals

There will also be vegetation removals to allow for this work to take place. Any time we have to remove trees, our plans are carefully studied by a qualified arborist and reviewed by our municipal partners and local conservation authorities. To learn more about our Vegetation Management and Tree Compensation Program, please visit Metrolinx.

Work hours

Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Monday to Friday. Weekend and overnight work will be minimal if required, and you will be notified of this ahead of time. We apologize for any inconvenience and will make every effort to minimize disruption.

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about this work, please email us  at YorkRegion@metrolinx.com.

For more information on GO Expansion in your community, visit Metrolinx.

View the Town of Aurora's Constructions Projects