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Nighttime lane closures on Davis Drive

What type of work is being done?

Approximately 45 test holes will be dug along the north and south sides of Davis Drive, from Yonge Street to Roxborough Road. The work will start on August 31 and will take place over two nights, from 7pm to 7am.

Why is this being done?

The test holes will help determine the location of underground utilities and pipes in preparation for the next phase of rapidway construction.

What does the work include?

  • Test holes will be dug in the side boulevard and road.
  • Each test hole will take approximately 30 minutes to dig.
  • Two hydrovacs (truck-mounted vaccums) will work in tandem along the corridor to complete the work quickly.
  • Work after 10pm will be in commercial areas.
  • Each hole will be filled and paved before the hydrovac moves to the next location.

What impact will there be?

  • Nightly lane closures along Davis Drive, starting with closing one eastbound lane and then moving to close one westbound lane.
  • Continuous noise and vibration from the hydrovac.
  • If sidewalks need to be detoured signs will be in place to direct pedestrians.
  • Bus stops will remain open.
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience.

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.

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Dec. 2015

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rapidway paving Aug. 4-8: Yonge to Longford, Main and Roxborough to Alexander

Davis Drive construction activities: July 27-31

traffic changes on Davis Drive from Longford Drive to Main Street: July 23

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Community Liaison

Kristina Bergeron

phone 905.886.6767 x71051
cell 905.505.1347
kristina.bergeron@york.ca

Michelle Dudzik

phone 905.886.6767 x71096
cell 905.716.7663
michelle.dudzik@york.ca

Davis Drive / Newmarket

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Charming town where history and vitality mix.

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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