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Davis Drive rapidway construction
continues March 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.


Despite the cold weather, telecommunications crew has made great progress over the winter and have completed installing all telecommunications ductbanks for the project.


Starting Monday, March 23, from about 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, crews are “spring-cleaning” the corridor. They’ll tidy sidewalks and boulevards and clear the centre medians to prepare for building the rapidway down the centre of Davis.

They’ll set up rolling lane closures between Yonge Street and Longford Drive / Parkside Drive, while they remove stockpiles of construction materials from the centre median. They’ll also power-sweep sidewalks between Roxborough Road / Patterson Drive and Yonge Street. Expect dust.

Work continues until March 27.


Starting Monday, March 23, from about 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, crews are installing underground conduits, poll bases and handwells for permanent traffic signals around the intersection of Davis with Huron Heights Drive and Alexander Road.

They’ll be closing traffic lanes and sidewalks around the work area. Directional signs will guide you safely around the work zone to the nearest available sidewalk.

Work continues until April 3.


Starting Monday, March 23, from about 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, work continues around the intersection of Davis Drive and Main Street.

Crews will temporarily close the eastbound curb lane on Davis and the northbound curb lane on Main North to install underground conduits.

They may close traffic lanes and sidewalks around the work area. Directional signs will guide you safely around the work zone to the nearest available sidewalk.

Work continues until March 27.


York Region Transit has moved its westbound bus stop west of Bayview Parkway to east of Bayview for about one month or until April 25. It’s also moving its eastbound stop at the southwest corner of Alexander Road and Davis to east of Alexander Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24.


During Davis Drive rapidway construction, expect delays for GO Transit buses operating along this route:

  • 65 Newmarket / Toronto.

Also expect delays for York Region Transit buses operating along these routes:

  • 44 Bristol;
  • 50 Queensway;
  • 54 Bayview;
  • 55 / 55B Davis Drive;
  • 58 Mount Albert;
  • 223 Newmarket GO shuttle; and
  • 520 / 521 Newmarket community bus.

Source: vivaNext.

Please see below for information on Davis Drive spring cleaning as well as construction activities taking place around Main Street and Huron Heights Drive/Alexander Road next week [March 23-27].

completion of telecommunications ductbank

Despite the cold weather we have had over the past few months, our telecommunications crew has made great progress over the winter. We are excited to let you know that as of today, telecommunications ductbank installation is 100% complete. This is another great milestone to celebrate as we move closer to the rapidway opening this December.

spring cleaning

Spring is this the air and the sunshine has melted most of the snow off of the roads and sidewalks along Davis Drive. Next week, crews will be spring cleaning along the corridor. Sidewalks and boulevards will be tidied and the centre medians will cleared in preparation for building the rapidway down the centre of Davis!

Work date: Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27* Work times: From approximately 7am - 5pm

What you need to know

Rolling lane closures will be in place between Yonge Street and Longford/Parkside Drive, to accommodate stock pile removal in the centre median Power sweeping of sidewalks will be completed between Yonge and Roxborough/Patterson Drive. Please excuse the dust associated with this work work begins at Davis and Huron Heights Drive/Alexander Road

Crews will be installing underground conduits, pole bases and handwells for permanent traffic signals around the four corners of the intersection.

Work date: Monday, March 23 - Friday, April 3* Work times: From approximately 7am - 5pm

What you need to know

Lane and sidewalk closures will be required around the work area. Please follow directional signs that will guide you to the nearest open sidewalk work at Davis and Main continues

Work date: Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27* Work times: From approximately 8am - 4pm

What you need to know

Short-term lane closures of the eastbound curb lane on Davis around Main Street and the northbound lane on Main Street North will be required as crews continue their underground conduit installation Sidewalk closures around the work area may be required. Please follow directional signs that will guide you to the nearest open sidewalk bus stop relocations

The YRT westbound bus stop [#2591] formerly located west of Bayview Parkway, has been moved to the east side of Bayview Parkway for approximately 1 monthn The YRT eastbound bus stop [#2613] located at the southwest corner of Alexander Road and Davis, will move east of Alexander on Monday, March 23, for approximately 2 days

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