Yonge and Wellington Intersection Upgrade

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We’re upgrading the intersection of Yonge and Wellington to improve safety and sightlines for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

The work includes:

  • Construction of a new southbound right turn lane*
  • Replacement of traffic signals
  • Replacement of sidewalk bays and sections of curb
  • Roadway repaving
  • Refresh of rainbow sidewalk

*By adding a new right-hand turn lane, this will also allow for a dedicated left-hand turn lane, leaving the centre lane for motorists to continue straight unimpeded.

Project Background

The intersection of Yonge Street and Wellington Street has long been the subject of traffic operational studies and initiatives. Wellington Street, including the signalized intersection, is under the jurisdiction of York Region. The section of Yonge Street, north and south of Wellington Street, is under the jurisdiction of the Town of Aurora. A York Region Traffic Operation Assessment Report recommended the construction of the Yonge Street southbound right turn lane to address the traffic congestion at this intersection.

A southbound right turn lane is warranted based on both AM and PM peak hour traffic volume and would benefit the intersection operation and safety. Staff will proceed with construction once the land is secured. Once construction is completed, staff will continue to monitor the intersection's operation and safety and update the signal timing plan as needed to ensure optimal performance.


We’re upgrading the intersection of Yonge and Wellington to improve safety and sightlines for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

The work includes:

  • Construction of a new southbound right turn lane*
  • Replacement of traffic signals
  • Replacement of sidewalk bays and sections of curb
  • Roadway repaving
  • Refresh of rainbow sidewalk

*By adding a new right-hand turn lane, this will also allow for a dedicated left-hand turn lane, leaving the centre lane for motorists to continue straight unimpeded.

Project Background

The intersection of Yonge Street and Wellington Street has long been the subject of traffic operational studies and initiatives. Wellington Street, including the signalized intersection, is under the jurisdiction of York Region. The section of Yonge Street, north and south of Wellington Street, is under the jurisdiction of the Town of Aurora. A York Region Traffic Operation Assessment Report recommended the construction of the Yonge Street southbound right turn lane to address the traffic congestion at this intersection.

A southbound right turn lane is warranted based on both AM and PM peak hour traffic volume and would benefit the intersection operation and safety. Staff will proceed with construction once the land is secured. Once construction is completed, staff will continue to monitor the intersection's operation and safety and update the signal timing plan as needed to ensure optimal performance.


  • Concrete Curb and Sidewalk Replacement

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    Concrete curb and sidewalk replacement work at the south-east corner of the intersection will commence on Monday June 27th.

    During the week of June 27th, it is anticipated that there will be times when there is no pedestrian access to the crosswalks from the south-east corner of the intersection. Pedestrians are advised to navigate around the intersection using the other three corners.

  • Construction Update

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    The work at the Yonge and Wellington intersection is now underway. The concrete bases for the new traffic signal poles were constructed last week and need about a week to cure. The installation of new traffic poles and the temporary traffic signal setup may commence later this week.

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Page last updated: 27 Jun 2022, 10:04 AM