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Construction starting at 200 Davis Drive

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As part of construction to widen Davis Drive for rapidways, a new retaining wall is being built in front of the 200 Davis Drive plaza (east of Longford Drive).

When will this work start?

Crews will begin retaining wall construction on Monday, August 22 and work is scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2011.

Please note: The old entrance will be closing and all traffic will use the new entrance to the west of the plaza, at the Longford intersection.

What will this work include?

Work will include removing existing asphalt and/or curb, excavating earth and building the retaining wall. A handrail will be installed on the wall and the surrounding area will be restored. The wall is being built using stone blocks and will have a maximum height of approximately 2m.

How will traffic circulation in the parking lot change?

  • The existing entrance and front parking spaces for the plaza will be closed as of Monday, August 22, and drivers will use the new entrance and parking lot beside the plaza at the Longford Drive intersection.
  • There will be a single lane of eastbound traffic circulation around the building for emergency access and passenger drop-off only.

Will sidewalks and Davis Drive traffic be affected?

  • There will be temporary eastbound curb lane closures from 9:30am – 3:30pm, which may occasionally be extended until 7pm
  • Sidewalks will remain open, and flag personnel will direct pedestrians
  • There will be brief traffic delays from 7:30am – 9:30am as flag personnel direct construction deliveries

If you have questions about the Davis Drive rapidway project, please contact Andrea Witty, Community Liaison Specialist at or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1022.

Construction work areas at 200 Davis Drive 

be ready

Get ready, because rapid transit is about to arrive on Davis Drive. We couldn’t be more excited to offer the best transit experience in the region to the people who have supported rapidway development from the beginning of the project.

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Until we launch, we’re taking advantage of every sunny day in Newmarket to advance the work on the corridor. With much of the construction complete, we’re now focused on testing and adding the final touches. You may have already seen buses in the rapidway for driver training.

We want to be sure the Davis Drive Viva experience is fast and reliable, so to make sure we are ready, every detail of the rapidway is inspected through a visual walk-down before launch. A list of everything that needs to be addressed is created and prioritized. These items will be scheduled to be fixed either prior to the system opening or post opening. So don’t be surprised if you see us planting a shrub or two in the new year.

VivaNext is proud to provide a reliable, efficient rapid transit system and beautiful streetscape for everyone in Newmarket. With every new section of rapidway delivered, we are building a better system that we can all be proud of.