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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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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.

Are we there yet? Almost… scheduled completion is 2015.

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