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Pre-construction work underway on Davis Drive

Work has begun on Davis Drive, preparing the site for rapidway construction. As with any large project, a lot of work has to happen along the street before actual construction can begin. Between now and later this year, crews will be out doing various tasks including:

  • Soil sampling and testing
  • Building removal, site clean up, relocation of signs
  • Relocation of powerlines, poles and other utilities

To minimize any inconvenience, we will make every effort to inform immediate neighbours, letting you know when and where work is going to take place.

Preparing Properties

Since December 2009, York Region Property Services have been busy preparing the properties along Davis Drive that had to be acquired for rapidway construction. Our work includes:

  • Securing buildings
  • Cleaning up sites
  • Getting buildings ready for removal

We are managing our properties along Davis Drive to keep everything in good shape. Our next bulletin will outline the schedule for these activities.

Dropping By To Hear Your Thoughts

Over the next few weeks our Community Liaison Officer, Andrea Witty, will be visiting Davis Drive businesses to keep you up to date and hear your thoughts. Or if you prefer, feel free to contact Andrea directly.

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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.

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

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Davis Drive has really come to life over the last few years. There are so many lifestyle options—dining, takeout, the latest fashions, home décor, and health services to name just a few.

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