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Retaining Wall Construction – 350 Davis Drive

As part of the Davis Drive rapidway project, a number of retaining walls are being built along the south side of Davis Drive, where properties slope up or down from the roadway.

When will this start?

Crews will be on site from June 10 to late July.*

What will this work look like?

Work will include clearing landscaping, removing existing asphalt and/or curb, excavating and building the retaining wall.

Note: Access to the plaza from Davis Drive and Niagara Street will be maintained and signs to manage vehicles and pedestrians will be posted.

Why are you only working on one side of the plaza?

This year we are only working on the west side of the plaza, and work on the east side of the plaza will follow at a later date. (see diagram below)

What will the wall be made of?

The wall is being built using stone blocks. The height of the wall at its maximum is approximately 1 m (3.6 ft), and walls measuring 0.6 m (2 ft) or more in height will be topped with hand railings.

Will sidewalks in the work area be impacted?

For most of the construction the sidewalk will remain open. However, there may be short-term sidewalk closures, and in these cases, flag personnel will be on site to guide pedestrians around the construction activity.

Will traffic be affected on Davis Drive?

From time to time there may be temporary lane closures to facilitate the work. Any lane closures will follow permit guidelines and roadways will be clearly signed.

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.

*All dates subject to change; advance notice will be provided whenever possible.

Map of construction work area at 350 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.

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.