multiVIEW participates in Highway 404/Highway 7 interchange transformation

multiVIEW participates in Highway 404/Highway 7 interchange transformation
December 18, 2019

multiVIEW was pleased to participate in a groundbreaking, three part $58 million construction project where York Region, the City of Markham and the City of Richmond Hill collaborated to transform the road network around the Highway 404/Highway 7 interchange – one of the four major employment mega-zones in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

The newly transformed Highway 404/Highway 7 interchange, Norman Bethune Avenue, is a four lane road with a 141 metre long, 23 metre wide bridge built over Highway 404 just north of Highway 7. Aristotle Avenue links the northbound Highway 404 off ramp to Norman Bethune, providing alternative routes and access options for travelers. Named after Canadian medical hero Dr. Norman Bethune, the road includes bike lanes, sidewalks, trees, street lighting and traffic signals.

This large scale project was completed using a 225 millimetre thick concrete deck on precast concrete, 1,900 girders, columns as well as pier caps and semi-integral abutments supported on spread footings. The new road connects key employment areas and business parks impacting over 30,000 jobs while improving the flow of traffic. Alleviating a range of congestion issues, it also supports public transit service investments and enhances cycling and pedestrian movement.

Part of this project involved the relocation of a York Region watermain and improvements to the existing storm water management pond. multiVIEW assisted in locating the watermain by performing a Quality Level A Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) investigation. The project involved traffic control, public utility notification, and the application of hydro-vacuum excavation equipment to complete and restore 15 test pits across the project area. multiVIEW’s in-house engineering department then analyzed the collected data and produced a comprehensive report for the client.

Subsurface Utility EngineeringPart of this $58 million construction project involved the relocation of a York Region watermain and improvements to the existing storm water management pond. multiVIEW assisted in locating the watermain by performing a Quality Level A Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) investigation.

Congratulations to York Region, the City of Markham, the City of Richmond Hill and all participating contractors that made this project a success!

Check out a time lapse construction video on this project produced by York Region.

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