In his recent newsletter to residents of Richmond Hill, Regional and Local Councillor and Deputy Mayor - Vito Spatafora - has announced that the construction of the Yonge Street Rapidway will begin by early summer (2014). The Rapidway will extend north from the Richmond Hill/Langstaff Centre at Highway 7 to 19th Avenue. Expected completion date is projected for 2017.
What does this entail for residents of neighbourhoods bordering Yonge St north of Hwy 7 :
-major diversion of traffic flow through the quiet streets of our neighbourhoods
-noise and dust pollution from the construction activities
-further instensity of traffic congestion on Yonge St.
-short-term pains for long-term-gains?