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Retaining wall construction begins

Rapidway construction is well underway. We will now build six retaining walls to allow for utility relocations and the main road construction phase which is scheduled to start in late 2011.

When will this start?

Crews will begin mobilizing on the work sites the week of March 21, 2011.

Where will the work take place?

Approx. 3 months of retaining wall construction at 20, 54 and 350 Davis Dr., and 6 weeks of grading and paving at 180 Davis Dr. Work hours are Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm.

Description of work:

The walls being constructed at 20, 54 and 350 Davis Drive are approximately 1 metre in height (maximum). Work will include:

  • setting up equipment on site;
  • preparing the work area by clearing plants and grass;
  • removing the existing asphalt and curb;
  • excavating the earth and then building the retaining wall.

Once the wall is built, the area will be restored and a handrail will be installed on the top of the retaining wall.

Will access to businesses be maintained?

Yes, access to each location will be maintained. All necessary signage to manage pedestrian and vehicle traffic will be in place.

Will the sidewalks in the work areas be impacted?

For the most part, the sidewalks will be kept open for pedestrians. However, an occasional short-term pedestrian detour may be required. When required, detour signs will direct pedestrians to the north side of Davis Drive.

Will there be traffic impacts on Davis Drive?

From time to time there may be temporary lane closures. Any lane closures will follow permit guidelines and roadways will be clearly signedand 350 Davis Drive to allow for the tree removals. In all work areas, the sidewalks will be open and a flag person will be on site to direct pedestrians.

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.

Examples of sienna stone, used in building the retaining walls

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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