Newmarket
Yonge Street | Davis Drive
Spring/Summer 2015
planning for the future… building the transportation solution today
keep in touch
For a more in-depth look at
different elements of vivaNext
projects plans, ongoing
activities and to sign up for
construction notices, visit
vivanext.com:
1. Visit vivanext.com
2. Click on ‘Subscribe’
on the left side
3. Select the ‘Yonge Street’
boxes and any others
of interest
4. Provide your contact info
5. Click on ‘Submit’
Together, we’ve all been working hard to
make the Davis Drive bus rapidway project
become a reality. With the rapidway
scheduled to open at the end of December
2015, and construction of the Yonge Street
rapidway kicking off, it’s an exciting time for
Newmarket and York Region.
The rapidways in Newmarket support York
Region’s growth plan that anticipates the
population to increase to 1.5 million
residents by 2031, by helping to contain
growth and encourage compact, mixed-use
neighbourhoods. Mixed-use developments
blend a lifestyle concept of housing,
employment and many amenities within a
close distance to each other that are
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centrally located to transit routes. These
significant improvements in urban mobility
are revitalizing our neighbourhoods and
promoting active lifestyles, while sustaining
population and economic growth.
Over the next several years, the vivaNext
system will transform the look and feel of
York Region’s Centres and Corridors with
new rapidways opening for service in
Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and
Markham. York Region commuters will
have the option to take Viva to get where
they need to go. These new transit choices
are only the beginning of an expanding
vivaNext network that’s being built for a
growing York Region.
construction moves forward on Yonge Street
This spring, we’re moving forward with rapidway construction on Yonge Street with
work set to take place from just south of Mulock Drive to Davis Drive.
Construction along the corridor will start with relocating utilities and underground
infrastructure, building retaining walls and restoring culverts.
When opened at the end of 2018, Yonge Street will have dedicated bus rapid transit lanes for Viva
vehicles to provide fast, convenient transit. Yonge Street will look and feel more urban, with
tree-lined streets and inviting public spaces that will contribute to revitalizing and transforming
this important street.
preliminary construction timeline
construction work
construction work
2015
2016
2017
2018
utilities [gas, hydro, telecom]
road widening
rapidway construction
open
rapidways in service!
*For visualization purpose; subject to change
lots of ways to stay informed
You’ll see the start of construction on Yonge Street this
year and knowing what to expect can certainly help make
the entire construction process a whole lot easier. We
encourage you to sign up for email notices, read our
project newsletters and check out vivanext.com.
bringing rapid transit to your doorstep
Davis Drive detoured at GO rail track [May 15-19]
the countdown to the Davis Drive rapidway
The countdown to Viva service coming to Davis Drive has begun. By the end of December 2015, Viva will be running on Davis Drive
from Yonge Street to Highway 404 and residents and visitors will begin to experience the benefits of having rapid transit at their
doorsteps. Crews are maximizing every
opportunity to get things done as quickly as
possible while still getting you around and
through construction. Scheduling work in all
kinds of weather is always a challenge, but
we do our best to keep you informed when
and if things change.
During the summer, those travelling along Davis will notice the addition of a
signalized intersection in front of Southlake’s main entrance. Once the signals
are active, pedestrians will be able to cross safely at the lights to access the
medical buildings on each side of Davis. Viva customers going to and from the
hospital will get on and off at the vivastation in front of Southlake and cross at
the signaled crosswalk.
While there’s still work to finish, we’re in the home stretch and are eagerly
anticipating the rapidway opening this December. When complete, Davis will
be a new urban destination with attractive welcoming public areas for people
to enjoy and experience their revitalized neighbourhood.
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For full details, watch for the Davis Drive notice in your local paper
and be sure you’re on the electronic distribution list to receive email
notices. Sign up at vivanext.com.
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This will connect several
modes of transit - people
can park and take YRT/Viva
or GO transit to get anywhere.
Completion is scheduled to
align with the opening of the
Davis Drive rapidway this
December.
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Forhan Drive
The park and ride lot will
be the last eastbound stop
for Viva buses travelling
on Davis Drive. The Davis
rapidway will run for 2.6
kilometres along the centre
of Davis Drive from Yonge
Street to Roxborough Road.
East of Roxborough, Viva will
continue in mixed traffic with
curbside stops at Alexander/
Huron Heights and Leslie and
will loop back at the park and
ride lot.
Davis Drive will be detoured at the GO rail track over the Victoria Day
long weekend - starting the evening of May 15 until the early morning
of May 19. You’ll still be able to Shop Davis and get to where you need
to go. Police officers and directional signs will be in the area to help
you navigate around to ensure you reach your destination safely and
as quickly as possible.
Green Lane
expanding our connections… making it more convenient
The carpool lot located at
Davis Drive and Highway 404
is being expanded to become
a park and ride lot for
YRT/Viva and GO Transit. It
will also continue to serve
as a carpool lot owned by the
Ministry of Transportation.
This work can’t be staged while maintaining pedestrian and vehicle
flow or while the GO train is operating Monday-Friday. A number of
options for completing this work were considered and evaluated in
consultation with GO transit and the Town of Newmarket. The best
option with the least overall impact to businesses, the public and
commuters was to perform the work 24-hours a day over a long
weekend.
Bathurs
t Street
This year, the full length of this large
infrastructure project will be seen along
the corridor with the completion of road
widening, paving and the installation
of pedestrian-friendly boulevards and
sidewalks. The vivastations at Longford/
Parkside, Main and Southlake Regional
Health Centre are progressing right on
schedule and when in service, transit users
will enjoy the convenience of the high-tech,
innovative features that each Viva vehicle
and vivastation offers. The curbside stations
at Alexander/Huron Heights and Leslie will
also be put in place and will be open with the
rapidway at the end of the year.
While we’re counting down until the rapidway opens
in December, there is an important component of this
complex project that needs to be done. Davis needs to be widened
at the GO rail track and the existing rail infrastructure and crossing
signals need to be completely replaced.
Mulock Drive
Road Closure
GO rail Track
bringing rapid transit to your doorstep
Davis Drive detoured at GO rail track [May 15-19]
the countdown to the Davis Drive rapidway
The countdown to Viva service coming to Davis Drive has begun. By the end of December 2015, Viva will be running on Davis Drive
from Yonge Street to Highway 404 and residents and visitors will begin to experience the benefits of having rapid transit at their
doorsteps. Crews are maximizing every
opportunity to get things done as quickly as
possible while still getting you around and
through construction. Scheduling work in all
kinds of weather is always a challenge, but
we do our best to keep you informed when
and if things change.
During the summer, those travelling along Davis will notice the addition of a
signalized intersection in front of Southlake’s main entrance. Once the signals
are active, pedestrians will be able to cross safely at the lights to access the
medical buildings on each side of Davis. Viva customers going to and from the
hospital will get on and off at the vivastation in front of Southlake and cross at
the signaled crosswalk.
While there’s still work to finish, we’re in the home stretch and are eagerly
anticipating the rapidway opening this December. When complete, Davis will
be a new urban destination with attractive welcoming public areas for people
to enjoy and experience their revitalized neighbourhood.
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Highway
Twinney Drive
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Davis Drive
Secondary Detour
Highway
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Gorham St
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Yonge S
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Main St
Highway 9
Primary Detour
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For full details, watch for the Davis Drive notice in your local paper
and be sure you’re on the electronic distribution list to receive email
notices. Sign up at vivanext.com.
Prospec
ay
Pony Drive
ne
Ci
Davis Drive
Harry Walker Parkway South
This will connect several
modes of transit - people
can park and take YRT/Viva
or GO transit to get anywhere.
Completion is scheduled to
align with the opening of the
Davis Drive rapidway this
December.
J
r
ou
E
nd
NEWMARKET
Forhan Drive
The park and ride lot will
be the last eastbound stop
for Viva buses travelling
on Davis Drive. The Davis
rapidway will run for 2.6
kilometres along the centre
of Davis Drive from Yonge
Street to Roxborough Road.
East of Roxborough, Viva will
continue in mixed traffic with
curbside stops at Alexander/
Huron Heights and Leslie and
will loop back at the park and
ride lot.
Davis Drive will be detoured at the GO rail track over the Victoria Day
long weekend - starting the evening of May 15 until the early morning
of May 19. You’ll still be able to Shop Davis and get to where you need
to go. Police officers and directional signs will be in the area to help
you navigate around to ensure you reach your destination safely and
as quickly as possible.
Green Lane
expanding our connections… making it more convenient
The carpool lot located at
Davis Drive and Highway 404
is being expanded to become
a park and ride lot for
YRT/Viva and GO Transit. It
will also continue to serve
as a carpool lot owned by the
Ministry of Transportation.
This work can’t be staged while maintaining pedestrian and vehicle
flow or while the GO train is operating Monday-Friday. A number of
options for completing this work were considered and evaluated in
consultation with GO transit and the Town of Newmarket. The best
option with the least overall impact to businesses, the public and
commuters was to perform the work 24-hours a day over a long
weekend.
Bathurs
t Street
This year, the full length of this large
infrastructure project will be seen along
the corridor with the completion of road
widening, paving and the installation
of pedestrian-friendly boulevards and
sidewalks. The vivastations at Longford/
Parkside, Main and Southlake Regional
Health Centre are progressing right on
schedule and when in service, transit users
will enjoy the convenience of the high-tech,
innovative features that each Viva vehicle
and vivastation offers. The curbside stations
at Alexander/Huron Heights and Leslie will
also be put in place and will be open with the
rapidway at the end of the year.
While we’re counting down until the rapidway opens
in December, there is an important component of this
complex project that needs to be done. Davis needs to be widened
at the GO rail track and the existing rail infrastructure and crossing
signals need to be completely replaced.
Mulock Drive
Road Closure
GO rail Track
stop, shop + dine.
We know living through construction hasn’t been easy and
we’re grateful for everyone’s patience as we work as quickly
as possible to complete this large undertaking.
Over the last few years, in addition to building a top-notch
transit system on Davis, a brand new underground system
comprised of storm drains, sewer pipes, gas and water mains
and telecommunications has been constructed. A whole world
of pipes and wires has been carefully replaced one at a time,
piece-by-piece. Each type of infrastructure is installed by a
different specialized crew, which is why the same work area is
sometimes revisited multiple times.
shop local – support Yonge and Davis businesses
During construction, let’s continue to shop the stores and restaurants and use the
services that bring jobs and prosperity to our local community. The businesses
along Davis and Yonge are a great example of the variety of unique restaurants,
professional offices, and boutique shops available within your local community.
Whether you’re shopping for necessities, meeting friends for dinner, or buying a gift
for that special someone, your Davis and Yonge retailers have just what you need
and are eager to help you.
The infrastructure and utilities under Davis were
buried a very long time ago and used for decades. This new
underground system, built as part of the vivaNext rapidway
project, will ensure Newmarket has updated infrastructure
that will be used by everyone for many years to come.
vivaNext
community liaisons
Michelle Dudzik
Davis Drive
Tel:905.886.6767 Ext 71096
Cell:905.716.7663
Email: [email protected]
Kristina Bergeron
Davis Drive
Tel:905.886.6767 Ext 71051
Cell:905.505.1347
Email: [email protected]
Leslie Pawlowski
Yonge Street
Tel:905.886.6767 Ext 71357
Cell:905.505.1430
Email: [email protected]
vivanext.com
stop, shop + dine.
We know living through construction hasn’t been easy and
we’re grateful for everyone’s patience as we work as quickly
as possible to complete this large undertaking.
Over the last few years, in addition to building a top-notch
transit system on Davis, a brand new underground system
comprised of storm drains, sewer pipes, gas and water mains
and telecommunications has been constructed. A whole world
of pipes and wires has been carefully replaced one at a time,
piece-by-piece. Each type of infrastructure is installed by a
different specialized crew, which is why the same work area is
sometimes revisited multiple times.
shop local – support Yonge and Davis businesses
During construction, let’s continue to shop the stores and restaurants and use the
services that bring jobs and prosperity to our local community. The businesses
along Davis and Yonge are a great example of the variety of unique restaurants,
professional offices, and boutique shops available within your local community.
Whether you’re shopping for necessities, meeting friends for dinner, or buying a gift
for that special someone, your Davis and Yonge retailers have just what you need
and are eager to help you.
The infrastructure and utilities under Davis were
buried a very long time ago and used for decades. This new
underground system, built as part of the vivaNext rapidway
project, will ensure Newmarket has updated infrastructure
that will be used by everyone for many years to come.
vivaNext
community liaisons
Michelle Dudzik
Davis Drive
Tel:905.886.6767 Ext 71096
Cell:905.716.7663
Email: [email protected]
Kristina Bergeron
Davis Drive
Tel:905.886.6767 Ext 71051
Cell:905.505.1347
Email: [email protected]
Leslie Pawlowski
Yonge Street
Tel:905.886.6767 Ext 71357
Cell:905.505.1430
Email: [email protected]
vivanext.com
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