The newly constructed Aristotle Avenue, named in honour of the city’s growing Greek population, will point up to 700 vehicles away from the Highway 7/Highway 404 interchange hourly.

This will help to reduce delays and improve road safety for commuters and drivers in the heavily populated Allstate Parkway business district.

Aristotle Avenue also connects to Norman Bethune Avenue, which more easily links neighbouring municipalities within the region.

This new connection is part of a larger joint project costing the City of Markham, Town of Richmond Hill and the Regional Municipality of York $58M. The overall aim is to improve the Highway 404/Highway 7 interchange in an expanding area.

“This road is vital infrastructure, needed to tackle the number one issue facing residents in York Region, it will relieve congestion along Highway 7 and provide a safe option for cyclists and pedestrians. It has set a precedent as to how we can work together and achieve solutions for multi-jurisdictional projects,” says Markham Mayor, Frank Scarpitti.

“There are plans to have more midblock crossings in the future, which will better connect communities and allow alternative routes for cyclists, pedestrians and other forms of transportation,” explains Brian Lee, Director of Engineering at the City of Markham.

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