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Geotechnical testing on Davis Drive

To complete the design plans and prepare for widening Davis Drive, soil samples (geotechnical tests) are required along Davis Drive from Yonge Street to Huron Heights Drive.

When will this work be done?

  • Crews will work at various locations from October 3 to November 15, 2011. 

What are the hours of work?

The hours of work will vary depending on location:

  • Work in boulevard areas will be from 7am-5pm.
  • Work on the roadway will be from 9:30am-3:30pm. 

Where will this work take place?

  • Testing will be in approximately 30 locations along Davis Drive, on the road, boulevards and parking areas between Yonge Street and Huron Heights Drive. 

What will this work include?

  • In each area, a drill rig will extract soil from holes four inches in diameter and thirty-three feet in depth.
  • All work will take place on land acquired by York Region. Where work is taking place in a parking lot the work area will be clearly marked and sectioned off with construction pylons in advance of the work. 

Will there be any affect on traffic or pedestrians?

  • Lane closures will be required at some locations.
  • Business entrances will remain open.
  • Bus stops and sidewalks will remain open as much as possible, and if pedestrian detours are needed, fencing and directional signs will be installed. 

How will I find out about lane closures?

  • Our weekly lane closure notification email will include the details about lane closure locations and durations.

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

Geotechnical testing

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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