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Retaining Wall Construction – 20 & 54 Davis Drive

Construction of a retaining wall has started at 20 and 54 Davis Drive, the Goodwill plaza just east of Yonge Street.

When will this start?

Crews are on site and have started excavating. Work is scheduled from May 30 to early September, 2011.*

What will this work look like?

Work will include removing existing asphalt and/or curb, excavating earth and building the retaining walls. Once the walls are built, a handrail will be installed and the surrounding area will be restored.

Note: Access to the plaza from Davis Drive will be maintained.

What will the wall be made of?

The wall is being built using stone blocks. The height of the wall at its maximum is approximately 1.1 m (3.6 ft), and walls measuring 0.6 m (2 ft) or more in height will have a handrail installed.

Will sidewalks in the work area be impacted?

The sidewalk will be detoured at times, and in these cases flag personnel will guide pedestrians. If the sidewalk needs to be closed, pedestrians will be directed to the sidewalk on the north side of Davis Drive.

Will there be traffic impacts on Davis Drive?

From time to time there may be temporary lane closures to facilitate the work. Any lane closures will follow permit guidelines and roadways will be clearly signed.

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.

*All dates subject to change; advance notice will be provided whenever possible.

Map of construction area where retaining walls will be at 20-54 Davis Drive (Goodwill plaza)

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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