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Construction starting at 16 – 18 Main Street

Construction is starting at the southwest corner of Davis Drive and Main Street (Wimpy’s plaza). The area is being excavated and cleared to prepare for building a retaining wall and widening Davis Drive. Preparation work will start the week of August 1 and then retaining wall construction will follow. This work is scheduled to be completed by early November.

What will this work include?

• Fencing the construction area (see diagram), clearing landscaping and existing asphalt, and excavating earth.
• Construction materials will be stored on the vacant property in the south east corner of the intersection and construction vehicles will move between the two locations. Police will help direct Davis Drive traffic as needed.

All businesses and plaza entrances will remain open during construction.

Will parking or traffic lanes be affected?

• During construction, vehicles will be able to enter the plaza from Davis Drive or from Main Street, but will not be able to drive or park across the section of parking lot facing Davis Drive.
• Temporary closures of the eastbound curb lane of Davis Drive will be required during construction.

Will sidewalks or transit be affected?

• The sidewalk on the south side of Davis Drive may need to be closed temporarily during certain phases of work. Follow on-site signs for pedestrian detour.
• Flag personnel will direct pedestrians around the work area.
• Main Street sidewalks will remain open.
• YRT and Go Transit stop #2607 has been relocated one streetlight to the west.

If you have questions about the Davis Drive rapidway project, please contact Andrea Witty, Community Liaison Specialist at or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1022.

Construction work areas at 16 - 18 Main Street 

stop, shop + dine.

Learn more about our Business Support Programs by contacting your Community Liaison:

Highway 7 East / Markham and Richmond Hill

Linda Filippi

phone 905.886.6767 x71057
cell 905.505.0541

Highway 7 West / Vaughan and Spadina Subway Extension

Carrie Slattery

phone 905.886.6767 x71129
cell 289.716.0091

Davis Drive / Newmarket

Michelle Dudzik

phone 905.886.6767 x71096
cell 905.716.7663

Davis Drive / Newmarket

Kristina Bergeron

phone 905.886.6767 x71051
cell 905.505.1347

Yonge Street / Richmond Hill and Newmarket

Leslie Pawlowski

phone 905.886.6767 Ext 71357

cell 905.505.1430

transit facility / Richmond Hill

Leslie Pawlowski

phone 905.886.6767 Ext 71357

cell 905.505.1430

stop, shop + dine.

Plan your shopping and dining with a list of Davis Drive businesses in the rapidway construction area – see our list of businesses.

Learn more about Davis Drive businesses by reading our business profiles.

Sign up for the Business Support Program and enjoy a complimentary membership to the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce.

Your Davis Drive businesses are here for you. stop, shop + dine!