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Retaining Wall Construction – 350 Davis Drive

As part of the Davis Drive rapidway project, a number of retaining walls are being built along the south side of Davis Drive, where properties slope up or down from the roadway.

When will this start?

Crews will be on site from June 10 to late July.*

What will this work look like?

Work will include clearing landscaping, removing existing asphalt and/or curb, excavating and building the retaining wall.

Note: Access to the plaza from Davis Drive and Niagara Street will be maintained and signs to manage vehicles and pedestrians will be posted.

Why are you only working on one side of the plaza?

This year we are only working on the west side of the plaza, and work on the east side of the plaza will follow at a later date. (see diagram below)

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 m (3.6 ft), and walls measuring 0.6 m (2 ft) or more in height will be topped with hand railings.

Will sidewalks in the work area be impacted?

For most of the construction the sidewalk will remain open. However, there may be short-term sidewalk closures, and in these cases, flag personnel will be on site to guide pedestrians around the construction activity.

Will traffic be affected 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 work area at 350 Davis Drive

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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