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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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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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