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Construction resumes at 16 – 18 Main Street

Construction will resume at the southwest corner of Davis Drive and Main Street (Wimpy’s plaza). To prepare for widening Davis Drive for dedicated rapidway lanes, a small retaining wall is being built. Work will start the week of September 12, and is scheduled to be completed by late October.

What will this work include?

  • Fencing the construction area (see diagram), excavating the earth and building a retaining wall approximately 30 metres in length and ranging from 0.5 to 0.6 metres in finished height.

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 front section of parking lot that faces 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 will be open during construction. However, short-term closures may be required during some stages of work.
  • Main Street sidewalks will remain open.
  • YRT and Go Transit will temporarily relocate YRT stop #2607. See on-site signs for details.

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.

Construction work areas at 16-18 Main Street 

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Construnction
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more than just a rapidway
rebuilding Davis from the ground up
Davis Drive is approaching its final year of construction and we thank you for bearing with us as we work hard to transform Davis Drive.

construction is challenging
Completely rebuilding Davis is a challenging and complex project that required replacing and relocating outdated utilities and infrastructure under and above ground, before road widening could begin.

what’s to come
Substantial work above ground is underway. Here’s a snapshot of how work is progressing.

 

  • Construction of the vivastation at Parkside/Longford and Davis is underway.
    The steel structure and glass canopy shelter will arrive later this fall.
  • Construction of two more vivastations at Main and Southlake Hospital
    will also begin later this year.
  • The reconstruction of the Keith Bridge will be completed this fall.

viva is coming to davis – dec. 2015
In addition to having a centre-lane bus rapidway, Davis will have wider sidewalks, green open spaces and dedicated left-turn lanes at each intersection that will improve overall traffic flow. All these changes will make Davis an even greater destination to live, work, shop and play.

Go behind the scenes to see how vivaNext is transforming Davis

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