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Geotechnical investigation to take place on Davis Drive

In order to design the foundation for the widening of the Keith Bridge, which is an integral part of the construction of the Davis Drive rapidway, it is important to determine the soil composition in the immediate vicinity.

To accomplish this, soil samples will be extracted at two separate locations using a drilling rig that will bore holes measuring four inches in diameter and sixty feet deep. These samples will then be tested to determine their physical properties.

Who will conduct the drilling, when and where?

On behalf of York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, Coffey Geotechnics Inc. will conduct the drilling, tentatively scheduled for November 23 and 24 , weather permitting. The two bore hole locations are as follows:

1.   On Davis Drive: Eastbound lane in front of 496 Davis Drive.
A temporary lane closure will be required to conduct drilling.

2.   On the Tom Taylor Trail: South of the Keith Bridge at 474 Davis Drive.
Access to the trail is required through the Seniors Meeting Place parking lot.
The Tom Taylor Trail will be closed temporarily between the work position and
the north side of the Keith Bridge.

When is construction starting on Davis Drive?

Further geotechnical investigations and other early construction activities will occur as required. Affected property owners and adjacent neighbours will be given advance notice of any such work. A construction schedule will be available in early 2010.

construction updates + tours!

June 21 event on Davis Drive in Newmarket

On Saturday, June 21, we held held a community event on Davis Drive in Newmarket. Over 200 people joined us for tours of vivaNext construction on Davis Drive, and while they were there, entered a ballot to win one of five ShopDavis prize packs.

contest winners

Summer Pack: Kelly Towsley

Food and Drink Pack: Penelope Rodrigo

Services and Spa Pack: Susan Wlawship

Tech Pack: Rachel M Hayton

Home and Garden Pack: Mark Dimmel

Smart Commute Pack: Glen McKnight

Thank you to everyone who continues to support our local shops and businesses along Davis Drive during construction. If you haven’t visited Davis Drive yet, come down and check out what Davis Drive businesses have in store, and stop by to shop and dine!

Prize packs include merchandise from these Davis Drive businesses:

Alexsandro’s Hair Studio Lipton’s Audio Video
All Pro Sports Philthy Phillys
Baskin Robins Pirate’s Cove
Dollarama Pita Pit
EZ Mart Rick’s Cookhouse
Factory Direct Scanica Furniture
For All Occasions Gift Baskets & Sweets Simply Flowers
Fusion Eye Care Skycare Pharmacy
Giant Tiger Tap & Vine Cellars
Good Will Techbuy Inc.
GoodYear That Bead Lady
Henry’s Vince’s Deli
Home Outfitter’s Wimpy’s Diner
J.O.G Paint & Wall Coverings Yonge Spa
Lilian Nails


See the Contest Rules and Regulations