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Retaining Wall Construction – 350 Davis Drive

As part of the Davis Drive rapidway project, a number of retaining walls are being built along the south side of Davis Drive, where properties slope up or down from the roadway.

When will this start?

Crews will be on site from June 10 to late July.*

What will this work look like?

Work will include clearing landscaping, removing existing asphalt and/or curb, excavating and building the retaining wall.

Note: Access to the plaza from Davis Drive and Niagara Street will be maintained and signs to manage vehicles and pedestrians will be posted.

Why are you only working on one side of the plaza?

This year we are only working on the west side of the plaza, and work on the east side of the plaza will follow at a later date. (see diagram below)

What will the wall be made of?

The wall is being built using stone blocks. The height of the wall at its maximum is approximately 1 m (3.6 ft), and walls measuring 0.6 m (2 ft) or more in height will be topped with hand railings.

Will sidewalks in the work area be impacted?

For most of the construction the sidewalk will remain open. However, there may be short-term sidewalk closures, and in these cases, flag personnel will be on site to guide pedestrians around the construction activity.

Will traffic be affected on Davis Drive?

From time to time there may be temporary lane closures to facilitate the work. Any lane closures will follow permit guidelines and roadways will be clearly signed.

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.

*All dates subject to change; advance notice will be provided whenever possible.

Map of construction work area at 350 Davis Drive

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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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