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Geotechnical investigations continue on Davis Drive [Revised]

Due to the utility locates taking longer than expected, we have revised the dates for scheduled work. Please see below for updated schedule. These dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

When will this work be done?

Working from the west end to the east end, soil samples will be taken from 12 locations along Davis Drive between July 26 to August 20, 2010.

We will be in contact with the owners and tenants at each location to provide additional details.

What is a geotechnical investigation?

Soil is collected and tested to determine its properties. As part of the early construction work for the Davis Drive rapidway, it is important to know what soils are located along the corridor in order to design the foundation for the roadway and any retaining walls that will need to be set back.

At each address, in a predetermined location, a drill rig will bore a hole an average of five metres deep and four inches in diameter. Samples collected from the boreholes will be tested to determine their physical properties.

Where will this work be done?

The work is being done along Davis Drive on the land acquired by York Region. This means that the soil samples will be taken from the boulevard area or in parking spaces adjacent to Davis Drive.

Who is doing this work?

Golder Associates is conducting the investigations along Davis Drive on behalf of York Region Rapid Transit.

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In Newmarket, the future of transit has arrived with the opening of the Viva yellow line on the Davis Drive rapidway. Riders can now enjoy a quick comfortable journey to one of three vivastations at Longford, Main and Southlake, or continue to the Highway 404 park and ride with curbside stops at Huron Heights and Leslie.

With fast, reliable transit and updated utilities in place, Newmarket is prepared for the growth already happening. More travel choices and attractive, tree-lined streets will bring more places to live and work in Newmarket’s downtown. All this goes a long way to improving transit in York Region and all of you are a big part of that. Thank you!

Wondering what this is all about or what a rapidway is? Click here to find out.

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