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Keith Bridge construction continues

In February crews began work installing cofferdams at the Keith Bridge. This work is now complete and we are moving into the next phase of work which is driving piles for the bridge foundation.

What is pile driving and why is it necessary?

Pile driving is a common method of constructing bridge foundations. To help support the bridge, a steel beam is driven into soil beneath the bridge foundation until it reaches a hard layer.

How are piles driven?

The piles are driven into the soil by a large hammer, mounted on a crane.

How long will this work take?

  • Piling bridge foundations will take approximately 4-6 weeks.
  • Work will be done in stages, alternating from the southwest to the southeast side.

What can I expect to see and hear?

  • General construction will continue between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Driving the piles for the foundation will cause some noise and vibration. This work is restricted to the hours of 8am to 4pm.
  • Noise and vibration monitoring will be conducted to ensure levels are kept within provincial standards.

Will there be other impacts to the area?

  • There may be short-term disruptions to traffic when equipment is being delivered. In these cases, there will be a flag person on site to direct drivers and pedestrians.
  • When work is closer to the bridge and sidewalk, the south side of Davis Drive will have temporary sidewalk closures and a detour to the north side.

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

Piledriving construction equipment

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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