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Retaining wall construction begins

Rapidway construction is well underway. We will now build six retaining walls to allow for utility relocations and the main road construction phase which is scheduled to start in late 2011.

When will this start?

Crews will begin mobilizing on the work sites the week of March 21, 2011.

Where will the work take place?

Approx. 3 months of retaining wall construction at 20, 54 and 350 Davis Dr., and 6 weeks of grading and paving at 180 Davis Dr. Work hours are Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm.

Description of work:

The walls being constructed at 20, 54 and 350 Davis Drive are approximately 1 metre in height (maximum). Work will include:

  • setting up equipment on site;
  • preparing the work area by clearing plants and grass;
  • removing the existing asphalt and curb;
  • excavating the earth and then building the retaining wall.

Once the wall is built, the area will be restored and a handrail will be installed on the top of the retaining wall.

Will access to businesses be maintained?

Yes, access to each location will be maintained. All necessary signage to manage pedestrian and vehicle traffic will be in place.

Will the sidewalks in the work areas be impacted?

For the most part, the sidewalks will be kept open for pedestrians. However, an occasional short-term pedestrian detour may be required. When required, detour signs will direct pedestrians to the north side of Davis Drive.

Will there be traffic impacts on Davis Drive?

From time to time there may be temporary lane closures. Any lane closures will follow permit guidelines and roadways will be clearly signedand 350 Davis Drive to allow for the tree removals. In all work areas, the sidewalks will be open and a flag person will be on site to direct pedestrians.

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

Examples of sienna stone, used in building the retaining walls

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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