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Overnight construction on Main St.

As part of vivaNext rapid transit construction, many utilities will need to be relocated. On November 8, Main Street South will be temporarily closed for one night, between Simcoe Street and Davis Drive, for underground utility investigations.

When will the work take place?

All traffic lanes on Main Street will be closed overnight, from 10pm on November 8, until 6am the next morning. (see diagram below)

Description of work?

  • Approximately five metres south of Davis Drive on Main Street, the roadway will be excavated using a large hydrovac truck (truck-mounted vacuum).
  • The trench will be approximately 2-3 metres deep, and will help determine the depth and exact location of buried utilities.
  • Once work is completed the area will be backfilled and resurfaced with asphalt.
  • There will be noise from the sound of the equipment; however, work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience.

How will traffic be redirected?

  • Detour signs will direct traffic along Simcoe Street westbound to Niagara Street or eastbound to Superior Street.
  • Sidewalks will remain open, and any construction areas will be fenced and directional signs will be posted if required.
  • Emergency services, transit and local businesses will be informed in advance of the road closure.

Work is weather-dependent, and if required, may be moved to the next day.

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.

Diagram of construction area 

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
linda.filippi@york.ca

Highway 7 West \ Vaughan and Spadina Subway Extension

Carrie Slattery

phone 905.886.6767 x71129
cell 289.716.0091
email carrie.slattery@york.ca

Davis Drive \ Newmarket

Michelle Dudzik

phone 905.886.6767 x71096
cell 905.716.7663
michelle.dudzik@york.ca

Davis Drive \ Newmarket

Kristina Bergeron

phone 905.886.6767 x71051
cell 905.505.1347
kristina.bergeron@york.ca

Yonge Street \ Richmond Hill and Newmarket

Leslie Pawlowski

phone 905.886.6767 Ext 71357

cell 905.505.1430

leslie.pawlowski@york.ca

Transit Facility \ Richmond Hill

Leslie Pawlowski

phone 905.886.6767 Ext 71357

cell 905.505.1430

leslie.pawlowski@york.ca

stop, shop + dine.

Plan your holiday shopping 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.

Connect with the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce to participate in their Double Give-Back campaign [ending December 12].

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

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