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Retaining wall construction begins at 130 Davis Drive

Retaining wall construction is starting at 130 Davis Drive. Crews will start work the week of July 18, and are scheduled to be complete by the end of November 2011.

Description of work:

The two retaining walls being built at the front of 130 Davis Drive are a total of 300m in length and range in height from 1.5m to 3.7m. The walls will be made from poured concrete and will have a textured appearance.

The first phase of work includes:

  • surveying and installing construction fencing
  • removing the existing handrail, landscaping and asphalt
  • excavation to prepare for building the wall

Will access to businesses be maintained?

  • All plaza entrances will remain open, and signs will manage pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
  • Traffic circulation and parking will not be available in the work area (see diagram).
  • Plaza parking outside the work area will continue to be available, and pedestrians will be able to access businesses near the work area.

Will sidewalks and Davis Drive traffic be affected?

  • There will be temporary lane closures and sidewalk detours on Davis Drive eastbound:
    - Right turn lane: closed 7am – 7pm as required
    - Curb lane: closed 9:30am – 3:30pm, occasionally until 7pm
    - Sidewalk: detoured to north side of Davis Drive during lane closures
  • There will be brief traffic delays from 7:30am – 9:30am as flag personnel direct construction equipment deliveries.
  • Sign up to get construction updates and lane closure locations at vivanext.com

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.

Retaining wall construction work area

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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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