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Overnight construction on Main St.

As part of vivaNext rapid transit construction, many utilities will need to be relocated. On November 8, Main Street South will be temporarily closed for one night, between Simcoe Street and Davis Drive, for underground utility investigations.

When will the work take place?

All traffic lanes on Main Street will be closed overnight, from 10pm on November 8, until 6am the next morning. (see diagram below)

Description of work?

  • Approximately five metres south of Davis Drive on Main Street, the roadway will be excavated using a large hydrovac truck (truck-mounted vacuum).
  • The trench will be approximately 2-3 metres deep, and will help determine the depth and exact location of buried utilities.
  • Once work is completed the area will be backfilled and resurfaced with asphalt.
  • There will be noise from the sound of the equipment; however, work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience.

How will traffic be redirected?

  • Detour signs will direct traffic along Simcoe Street westbound to Niagara Street or eastbound to Superior Street.
  • Sidewalks will remain open, and any construction areas will be fenced and directional signs will be posted if required.
  • Emergency services, transit and local businesses will be informed in advance of the road closure.

Work is weather-dependent, and if required, may be moved to the next day.

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.

Diagram of construction area 

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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