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Construction starting at 16 – 18 Main Street

Construction is starting at the southwest corner of Davis Drive and Main Street (Wimpy’s plaza). The area is being excavated and cleared to prepare for building a retaining wall and widening Davis Drive. Preparation work will start the week of August 1 and then retaining wall construction will follow. This work is scheduled to be completed by early November.

What will this work include?

• Fencing the construction area (see diagram), clearing landscaping and existing asphalt, and excavating earth.
• Construction materials will be stored on the vacant property in the south east corner of the intersection and construction vehicles will move between the two locations. Police will help direct Davis Drive traffic as needed.

All businesses and plaza entrances will remain open during construction.

Will parking or traffic lanes be affected?

• During construction, vehicles will be able to enter the plaza from Davis Drive or from Main Street, but will not be able to drive or park across the section of parking lot facing Davis Drive.
• Temporary closures of the eastbound curb lane of Davis Drive will be required during construction.

Will sidewalks or transit be affected?

• The sidewalk on the south side of Davis Drive may need to be closed temporarily during certain phases of work. Follow on-site signs for pedestrian detour.
• Flag personnel will direct pedestrians around the work area.
• Main Street sidewalks will remain open.
• YRT and Go Transit stop #2607 has been relocated one streetlight to the west.

If you have questions about the Davis Drive rapidway project, please contact Andrea Witty, Community Liaison Specialist at or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1022.

Construction work areas at 16 - 18 Main Street 

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Pedestrian-friendly boulevards; green, open spaces; a vibrant corridor that brings the community together to dine and relax, live, work and shop. Sounds like a dream? Pinch yourself and keep reading.

An exciting new viva rapidway along Davis Drive will change the way we experience our community. Upon completion, the rapidway will immediately make it easier for staff, patients, visitors and volunteers of the Southlake Regional Health Centre to get to the hospital. Over time, Davis Drive will become an attractive urban destination to work, dine, relax, live and shop.

This rapidway will move east along Davis Drive from Yonge Street to just past the hospital. About 2.6 km, to be exact. Then we’ll keep it going another 2.3 km to Highway 404 – this stretch will run the same way viva service currently does, in the curbside lane.

After preparations on properties were done along Davis Drive, construction started in the Davis Drive right-of-way in May 2012. Are we there yet? We’re in the home stretch… the rapidway will open in December 2015.

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