Davis Drive, Newmarket
The rapidway along Davis Drive in Newmarket will result in benefits for the entire 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 and its new state-of-the-art cancer centre.
And because the rapidway will include urban design elements such as pedestrian-friendly boulevards and green, open spaces, Davis Drive will become an inviting environment for new development. Over time, Davis Drive will become an attractive urban destination to work, dine, relax, live and shop.
The rapidway will extend for 2.6 kilometers east along Davis Drive, from Yonge Street to just past the hospital. Viva service will continue another 2.3 kilometres east to Highway 404, operating similarly to existing Viva in the curbside lane.
Pre-construction activities for the Davis Drive rapidway have been underway since November 2009, including soil testing, archaeological assessments, removing some buildings, widening the Keith Bridge, building retaining walls and relocating utilities. The scheduled completion date for the Davis Drive rapidway is 2014.