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Davis Drive rapidway construction:
Starting September 23



Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Davis Drive in Newmarket.


Contractors are:


  • installing installing a storm sewer in the middle of the road on Davis Drive east of Main Street overnight from 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, September 23 until 6am tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24.
  • They’ll reduce Davis to just one lane for both east- and westbound traffic around the Keith Bridge and the Tannery.
  • Traffic-control personnel and York Regional Police officers will be on the site to direct two-way traffic in this area.
  • Expect delays.

  • closing Main Street North to all traffic to start building the new vivastation and complete as much road construction as possible before winter overnight from 8 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24 until 9 a.m. Thursday, September 25. They’ll also close the street from 8 a.m. Saturday, September 27 until 8 p.m. Sunday, September 28.
  • To accommodate necessary work to install storm sewers and water mains and widen the road, they’ll block the street overnight and weekends to reduce disrupting traffic.

Main and Davis construction - Sept 24 to 28 - 14.jpg

  • Metrolinx and York Region are advising commuters — especially those traveling to Newmarket GO Station — to plan on adding extra time to your trip to avoid delays. Consider boarding trains at East Gwillimbury or Aurora GO Stations.
  • York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 44 Bristol and 520 Newmarket community bus routes, while the street is closed.

During Davis Drive rapidway construction, expect delays for:

  • GO Transit express buses operating along the 65 Newmarket / Toronto route; and
  • York Region Transit passengers riding local buses operating along the 44 Bristol, 50 Queensway, 54 Bayview, 55 / 55B Davis Drive, 58 Mount Albert, 223 Newmarket GO shuttle and 520 / 521 Newmarket community routes.

Sources:


44 Bristol

Before 9 a.m. Thursday, September 25 and all day Saturday, September 27, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Penn Avenue, then detour:

westward along Penn; and then
southward along Longford Drive to Davis Drive,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Davis Drive west of Main Street North.

The eastbound bus that usually ends its trip at Sacred Heart Catholic High School, operates along its regular route to Main Street North and Penn Avenue, then detours:

westward along Penn;
southward along Longford Drive; and then
eastward along Davis Drive to Main,
resuming its regular route southward along Main Street South.

The bus serves all regular stops.

Westbound buses start their trips on Longford Drive north of Davis Drive, then proceed:

along their regular route westward along Davis.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Davis Drive west of Main Street North and at Vincent and Hill Streets and Longford Drive.
520 Newmarket community bus

All day Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, buses buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Penn Avenue, then detour:

westward along Penn; and then
southward along Longford Drive to Davis Drive,
ending their trips.

Buses serve all regular stops.