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Geotechnical testing on Davis Drive

To complete the design plans and prepare for widening Davis Drive, soil samples (geotechnical tests) are required along Davis Drive from Yonge Street to Huron Heights Drive.

When will this work be done?

  • Crews will work at various locations from October 3 to November 15, 2011. 

What are the hours of work?

The hours of work will vary depending on location:

  • Work in boulevard areas will be from 7am-5pm.
  • Work on the roadway will be from 9:30am-3:30pm. 

Where will this work take place?

  • Testing will be in approximately 30 locations along Davis Drive, on the road, boulevards and parking areas between Yonge Street and Huron Heights Drive. 

What will this work include?

  • In each area, a drill rig will extract soil from holes four inches in diameter and thirty-three feet in depth.
  • All work will take place on land acquired by York Region. Where work is taking place in a parking lot the work area will be clearly marked and sectioned off with construction pylons in advance of the work. 

Will there be any affect on traffic or pedestrians?

  • Lane closures will be required at some locations.
  • Business entrances will remain open.
  • Bus stops and sidewalks will remain open as much as possible, and if pedestrian detours are needed, fencing and directional signs will be installed. 

How will I find out about lane closures?

  • Our weekly lane closure notification email will include the details about lane closure locations and durations.

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.

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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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