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Nighttime lane closures on Davis Drive

What type of work is being done?

Approximately 45 test holes will be dug along the north and south sides of Davis Drive, from Yonge Street to Roxborough Road. The work will start on August 31 and will take place over two nights, from 7pm to 7am.

Why is this being done?

The test holes will help determine the location of underground utilities and pipes in preparation for the next phase of rapidway construction.

What does the work include?

  • Test holes will be dug in the side boulevard and road.
  • Each test hole will take approximately 30 minutes to dig.
  • Two hydrovacs (truck-mounted vaccums) will work in tandem along the corridor to complete the work quickly.
  • Work after 10pm will be in commercial areas.
  • Each hole will be filled and paved before the hydrovac moves to the next location.

What impact will there be?

  • Nightly lane closures along Davis Drive, starting with closing one eastbound lane and then moving to close one westbound lane.
  • Continuous noise and vibration from the hydrovac.
  • If sidewalks need to be detoured signs will be in place to direct pedestrians.
  • Bus stops will remain open.
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience.

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.

Construction crew working with a hydrovac 

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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