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Retaining wall construction begins at 130 Davis Drive

Retaining wall construction is starting at 130 Davis Drive. Crews will start work the week of July 18, and are scheduled to be complete by the end of November 2011.

Description of work:

The two retaining walls being built at the front of 130 Davis Drive are a total of 300m in length and range in height from 1.5m to 3.7m. The walls will be made from poured concrete and will have a textured appearance.

The first phase of work includes:

  • surveying and installing construction fencing
  • removing the existing handrail, landscaping and asphalt
  • excavation to prepare for building the wall

Will access to businesses be maintained?

  • All plaza entrances will remain open, and signs will manage pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
  • Traffic circulation and parking will not be available in the work area (see diagram).
  • Plaza parking outside the work area will continue to be available, and pedestrians will be able to access businesses near the work area.

Will sidewalks and Davis Drive traffic be affected?

  • There will be temporary lane closures and sidewalk detours on Davis Drive eastbound:
    - Right turn lane: closed 7am – 7pm as required
    - Curb lane: closed 9:30am – 3:30pm, occasionally until 7pm
    - Sidewalk: detoured to north side of Davis Drive during lane closures
  • There will be brief traffic delays from 7:30am – 9:30am as flag personnel direct construction equipment deliveries.
  • Sign up to get construction updates and lane closure locations at vivanext.com

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.

Retaining wall construction work 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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