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Davis Drive rapidway construction
continues, October 22 to 26

Update — Friday, October 21, 6:06 p.m.: Due to inclement weather, the contractors have rescheduled paving from Saturday, October 24 until Monday, October 26.

Update — Wednesday, October 21, 5:37 p.m.: Due to inclement weather, the contractors have rescheduled some of last week’s work to this week. That, in turn, has impacted this week’s schedule. As they are in the final stages before opening the rapidway, they may reschedule some planned activities or add more work to take advantage of favourable weather or available crews so they can finish the work as soon as possible.

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.

(Updated / New information — Wednesday, October 21, 5:37 p.m.) Crews finish paving black asphalt on the westbound lanes between Bayview Parkway and west of Main Street and the eastbound lanes between 736 Davis Drive and east of Alexander Road Thursday, October 22, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m..


  • reduce Davis Drive to just one lane in each direction where they’re paving.
  • temporarily shift traffic to the centre rapidway lanes. (Traffic barrels and “paid-duty” York Regional Police officers help motorists navigate through the work zone.
  • maintain pedestrian access to businesses. (Signs help guide you to your destination.)

GO Transit and York Region Transit continue serving Davis. They may temporarily relocate or close bus stops as work progresses. Look for signs to guide you to the nearest available bus stop.

Temporary parking is available on side streets.

(Updated / New information — Wednesday, October 21, 5:37 p.m.) The work blocks Bayview Parkway and Alexander Road to traffic at Davis Drive Thursday, October 22.

Crews are paving red asphalt at intersections on Davis between Patterson Street / Roxborough Road and Main Street starting Thursday, October 22 Friday, October 23.

Thursday, October 22Friday, October 23 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., crews are:

  • restricting traffic between Huron Heights Drive / Alexander Road and Main Street, as crews pave the rapidway and intersections.
  • blocking motorists from turning left through the intersections. (North- and southbound drivers can only turn right onto Davis. You can U-turn only at Lorne Avenue and Huron Heights Drive / Alexander Road.)
  • reducing Davis Drive to just one lane in each direction, where they’re paving.

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Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 Monday, October 26 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., crews are:

  • temporarily blocking access to Davis Drive close as crews pave the intersections with:
  • Main Street;
  • Entrance to Seniors’ Meeting Place / Newmarket Chamber of Commerce;
  • Lundy’s Lane / Prospect Street;
  • Entrance to Southlake Regional Health Centre;
  • Patterson Street / Roxborough Road;
  • narrowing the entrance to Tannery Mall as they pave the area, but still maintaining access. (They’ll paving in this location after 8:30 a.m. and before 4:30 p.m. so they don’t block passengers heading to and from trains at Newmarket GO Station.
  • maintaining two entrances to Southlake Regional Health Centre during paving.
  • staging paving to maintain west- and eastbound traffic along Davis.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along this route, during paving:

  • 54 Bayview.

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To prepare for to open the Davis Drive rapidway, York Region Transit staff will drive a Viva bus along the rapidway to test the systems and signals Wednesday, October 21. The bus is not dropping off or picking up passengers. Regular service along YRT’s new Viva yellow route starts early December.

During all phases of 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.

54 Bayview

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 Monday, October 26, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Alexander Road and Queen Street, then detour:

southward along Alexander Road;
eastward along Srigley Street;
northward along Carlson Drive; and then
westward along Davis Drive to Prospect Street / Lundy’s Lane,
resuming their regular route **westward along Davis.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street at Roxborough Road and Prospect Street and
  • on Prospect Street at Grace Street and south of Davis Drive.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Davis Drive at Huron Heights Drive, Patterson Street and Lundy’s Lane.