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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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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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