vivaNext H2 - Vaughan, Ontario
The region of York located North of Toronto has been experiencing a rapid growth. VivaNext has been developed to facilitate community transit. The H2VMC phase is Valued at $158 million and is being built by Kiewit-EllisDon (KED) Joint Venture.
The work consists of widening 4.2 kilometres along Highway 7 between Highway 400 and the GO Bradford/Barrie Railway line in the city of Vaughan. This section of the vivaNext program comprises regular VIVA Platforms Stations and one Large Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Station at the intersection of Highway 7 and Millway Street. The VMC Station (as seen in the above picture) will also house the upcoming extension of the Toronto-York Spadina subway system.
This project will provide KED with opportunities to show innovative building practices. Some of these practices include: building the large glass and steel VMC Station structure (45 metres long by 24 metres wide and 8.9 metres high), in the middle of a high traffic roadway, widening an existing 150m long bridge over Canada's busiest train marshaling yard, extending two waterway culverts, building over 1,600m of retaining wall, relocating approximately 6km of multiple hydro primary and secondary circuits as well as telephone and cable lines (above and below ground). All of this work is to be done while maintaining three lanes of live traffic in each direction along Highway 7.