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Geotechnical investigations continue on Davis Drive [Revised]

Due to the utility locates taking longer than expected, we have revised the dates for scheduled work. Please see below for updated schedule. These dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

When will this work be done?

Working from the west end to the east end, soil samples will be taken from 12 locations along Davis Drive between July 26 to August 20, 2010.

We will be in contact with the owners and tenants at each location to provide additional details.

What is a geotechnical investigation?

Soil is collected and tested to determine its properties. As part of the early construction work for the Davis Drive rapidway, it is important to know what soils are located along the corridor in order to design the foundation for the roadway and any retaining walls that will need to be set back.

At each address, in a predetermined location, a drill rig will bore a hole an average of five metres deep and four inches in diameter. Samples collected from the boreholes will be tested to determine their physical properties.

Where will this work be done?

The work is being done along Davis Drive on the land acquired by York Region. This means that the soil samples will be taken from the boulevard area or in parking spaces adjacent to Davis Drive.

Who is doing this work?

Golder Associates is conducting the investigations along Davis Drive on behalf of York Region Rapid Transit.

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.

Wondering what this is all about or what a rapidway is? Click here to find out.

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.