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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.

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

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